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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).
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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
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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
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Archi—a city on the boundary of Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh. 16:2), between Bethel and Beth-horon the nether.
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.