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Arbites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arbites
Arbites (אַרְבִּי‎, arbiy). A title used to describe Paarai, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:35). The term אַרְבִּי‎ (arbiy) likely refers to Paari being from Arba (אַרְבַּע‎, arba'), another name for Kiriath-arba (that is Hebron; see Josh 15:52).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arbite
ARBITE [Heb ʾarbı̂ (אַרְבִּי)]. A gentilic noun designating Paarai, one of David’s champions (2 Sam 23:35). Arbite is probably derived from the place ʾărāb, in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:52).D. G. Schley
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arbite
Arbite. Title given to Paarai, warrior among David’s thirty “mighty men” (2 Sm 23:35). The expression may indicate that he was a native of Arab, a village in southern Judah (Jos 15:52).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arbite
Arbite ärʹbīt [Heb. hāˊarbî]. A resident of Arabia temporarily in southern Judah (cf. Josh. 15:52). The epithet described either the person or the home of Paarai (2 S. 23:35), who was known in 1 Ch. 11:37 as Naarai son of Ezbai.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arbite
ARBITE* Title given to Paarai, warrior among David’s 30 “mighty men” (2 Sm 23:35). The expression may indicate that he was a native of Arab, a village in southern Judah (Jos 15:52).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arbite
ARBITE. A dweller in the town of Arab (Josh 15:52). Paarai, one of David’s warriors, is so designated (2 Sam 23:35).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arbite
Arbite (Heb. hāʾarbɩ̂)An epithet given to Paarai (2 Sam. 23:35), referring either to his father or the city of his residency (cf. Arab, Josh. 15:52).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arbite
Arbite [ärˊbīt] (Heb. hā˒arbî). An epithet given to Paarai (2 Sam. 23:35), referring either to his father or the city of his residency (cf. Arab, Josh. 15:52).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arbite
Ar´bite, a native of Arab. Paarai the Arbite was one of David’s guard. 2 Sam. 23:35.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Arbite
AR´BITE (arʹbīt). Paarai the Arbite was one of David’s guards (2 Sam. 23:35). The word signifies a native of Arab in the hill country of Judah. In 1 Chron. 11:37 the name is given as Naarai.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Arbite
ARBITE [AR bight] — a native of Arab, a village in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:52).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARBITE
ARBITE<ar’-bit> ( הָאַרַבִּי‎ [ha-’arbi]): The Arbite or perhaps an inhabitant of Arabia in southern Judah (Joshua 15:52). The epithet is used in connection with one of David’s mighty men in 2 Samuel 23:35; where Paarai the Arbite occurs. In the parallel list (1 Chronicles 11:37) we have Naarai
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