The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Archites (אַרְכִּי‎, arkiy). Also spelled Arkites. Members of a Benjaminite clan located southwest of Bethel (Josh 16:2; 2 Sam 15:32; 16:16; 17:14; 1 Chr 27:33).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARCHITE [Heb ʾarkı̂ (אַרְכִּי)]. A gentilic formation referring to a clan located SW of Bethel which became a part of Benjamin (Josh 16:2). Five of the six occurrences of the word refer to Hushai, the most celebrated member of the clan, famous for his distinguished service as David’s counselor (2 Sam
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Archite, Archi
Archite, Archi. Area between Bethel and the town Beth-horon on the Ephraim—Benjamin border (Jos 16:2, kjv Archi). Hushai, King David’s friend and personal adviser, was from the Archite clan (2 Sm 15:32; 16:16; 17:5, 14; 1 Chr 27:33).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Archite ärʹkīt [Heb. hā’arkî]; AV pl ARCHI (Josh. 16:2). A member of a Benjaminite clan, notably David’s friend Hushai (2 S. 15:32; 16:16; 17:5. 14; 1 Ch. 27:33). The clan is also mentioned in connection with the marking of the southern boundary of Joseph (Josh. 16:2). The Heb. geḇûl hā’arkî
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Archi, Archite
ARCHI*, ARCHITE* A tribe descended from Canaan or a member of this tribe (Jos 16:2); also spelled “Arkite.” Hushai, David’s loyal adviser, was an Archite (2 Sm 15:32).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Archite (ahr´kit).1 Identification given to Hushai, adviser to David (2 Sam. 15:32; 16:16; 17:5, 14; 1 Chron. 27:33). Hushai spied on Absalom and the priests Zadok and Abiathar.2 A territory associated with Ataroth, a boundary location between Benjamin and Ephraim (Josh. 16:2), possibly identical with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARCHITE. An inhabitant of a town or clan along the border of Ephraim and Benjamin between Luz and Ataroth (Josh 16:2, RSV). Hushai, David’s loyal counselor, was an Archite (2 Sam 15:32; 16:16; 17:5, 14)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Archite (Heb. hāʾarkɩ̂)A member of a Benjaminite clan near Bethel. The gentilic is applied to Hushai, David’s friend and adviser (2 Sam. 15:32). According to Josh. 16:2 the clan’s territory was at Ataroth (perhaps Ataroth-adder).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Archite [ärˊkīt] (Heb. hā˒arkî). A member of a Benjaminite clan near Bethel; the gentilic is applied to Hushai, David’s friend and adviser (2 Sam. 15:32; NIV “Arkite”). According to Josh. 16:2 (KJV “Archi”), the clan’s territory was at Ataroth (perhaps Ataroth-Adder).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ar´chi. Josh. 16:2. A place in the neighborhood of Bethel, on the boundary between Ephraim and Benjamin. It designates a clan perhaps originally from Erech in Babylonia, of which Hushai was one. [Archite.]
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Ar´chite, The (as if from a place named Erech, on the frontiers of Ephraim), the usual designation of David’s friend Hushai. 2 Sam. 15:32; 17:5, 14; 1 Chron. 27:33.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Archia city on the boundary of Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh. 16:2), between Bethel and Beth-horon the nether.
Architethe usual designation of Hushai (2 Sam. 15:32; 17:5, 14; 1 Chr. 27:33), who was a native of Archi. He was “the king’s friend”, i.e., he held office under David similar to that of our modern privy councillor.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ARCHITES [AR kites] — members of the clan of Ataroth in Ephraim (Josh. 16:2; Arkites, NIV). Hushai the Archite was King David’s “secret agent” in Absalom’s rebellion (2 Sam. 17:14). Ahithophel advised Absalom to pursue and destroy David’s army, but Hushai encouraged Absalom to wait (2 Sam. 15:32; 1 Chr.