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Arbathites
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arbathites
Arbathites (עַרְבָתִי‎, arvathiy). A term used to describe one of David’s mighty men, who is called Abiel (1 Chr 11:32) and Abi-Albon (2 Sam 23:31). The term עַרְבָתִי‎ (arvathiy) likely refers to residents of Beth-arabah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arbathite
ARBATHITE [Heb ʿarbātı̂ (עַרְבָּתִי)]. A gentilic noun, possibly derived from the place name “Arabah” (Heb ʿărābāh) (2 Sam 23:31 and 1 Chr 11:32). This place name may be associated with the Arabah (Heb ʿărābāh), that is, the Rift (or Jordan) Valley. Applied to one Abi-albon/Abiel in the list of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arbathite
Arbathite. Resident of the city of Betharabah, and the hometown of Abi-albon (Abiel), one of David’s thirty “mighty men” (2 Sm 23:31; 1 Chr 11:32).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arbathite
Arbathite ärʹbə-thīt [Heb. hā‘arḇāṯî]. A resident of Beth-araba, notably Abi-albon (2 S. 23:31), also named Abiel (1 Ch. 11:32), one of David’s heroes.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arbathite
ARBATHITE Resident of the city of Beth-arabah, and the hometown of Abi-albon (Abiel), one of David’s 30 “mighty men” (2 Sm 23:31; 1 Chr 11:32).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arbathite
ARBATHITE. Abialbon, one of David’s mighty men was so designated (2 Sam 23:31; cf. 1 Chr 11:32). The word indicates an inhabitant of Beth-arabah.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arbathite
Arbathite (Heb. hāʿarḇāṯi)A resident of Beth-arabah, a city on the border between Judah and Benjamin. This gentilic is associated with Abi-albon/Abiel, one of David’s champions (2 Sam. 23:31; 1 Chr. 11:32).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arbathite
Arbathite [ärˊbə thīt] (Heb. hā˓arḇāṯi). A resident of Beth-arabah, a city on the border between Judah and Benjamin This gentilic is associated with Abialbon, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:21; “Abiel,” 1 Chr. 11:32).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arbathite
Ar´bathite, a native of the Arabah or Ghor. [Arabah.] Abi-albon the Arbathite was one of David’s mighty men. 2 Sam. 23:31; 1 Chron. 11:32.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Arbathite
Arbathitea name given to Abi-albon, or, as elsewhere called, Abiel, one of David’s warriors (2 Sam. 23:31; 1 Chr. 11:32), probably as being an inhabitant of Arabah (Josh. 15:61), a town in the wilderness of Judah.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Arbathite
ARBATHITE [AR bah thight] — one who lived in the Arabah, a barren wilderness in the Jordan River valley (2 Sam. 23:31).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARBATHITE
ARBATHITE<ar’-bath-it> ( הָערַבָתִי‎ [ha-̀arbhathi]): Perhaps “a native of the Arabah.” Klostermann suggests “a native of Beth-arabah.” The Arbathite is Abi-albon (2 Samuel 23:31), also named Abiel (1 Chronicles 11:32), one of David’s heroes.