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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Carites
Carites (כָּרִי‎, kariy). Mercenaries whose allegiance was to the Davidic house (2 Kgs 11:4; 2 Kgs 11:19).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Carites
CARITES [Heb kārı̂ (כָּרִי)]. A group of mercenaries loyal to the Davidic house (2 Kgs 11:4, 19). In the account of the revolt against Queen ATHALIAH (2 Kings 11), they were one of the groups called on by JEHOIADA the priest to protect the Davidic scion JOASH, to seize and execute the usurper Athaliah,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carites
Carites kâr̀īts [Heb. kārî] (2 K. 11:4, 19); AV CAPTAINS. Mercenary troops who helped guard the palace and temple at the request of Jehoiada. The people of Caria in southwest Asia Minor were noted in early times as seafarers and mercenaries. Perhaps they are the same as, or a later development of,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Carites
Carites (Heb. kārɩ̂)Bodyguards who helped Jehoiada the high priest protect the Jerusalem temple during the crowning of young Joash (2 Kgs. 11:4, 19). They may have performed a function similar to that of the Cherethites. Some scholars associate them with Caria, a region which supplied mercenaries to
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Carites
Carites [kârˊīts] (Heb. kārî). Bodyguards (so KoB, p. 454) who helped Jehoiada the high priest protect the Jerusalem temple during the crowning of young Joash (2 Kgs. 11:4, 19; KJV “captains”); they may have performed a function similar to that of the Cherethites. They were from Caria (LXX
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CARITES
CARITES<kar’-i-tez> (כָּרִי‎ [kari]) , “one ready,” “life-guardsman”): A body of troops mentioned in 2 Kings 11:4, 19 (the King James Version “captains”). Instead of CHERETHITES (which see), the Kethibh of 2 Samuel 20:23 offers the reading Carites.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Carites
CARITES (Cărʹ īts) Term of uncertain meaning in 2 Kings 11:4, 19 and in Hebrew text of 2 Sam. 20:23, where “Cherethites” is usually read. The Carites were either mercenary soldiers recruited from Cilicia by Judah and other countries such as Egypt, or the meaning of the term can no longer be determined.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Carite
Carite kair′it (כָּרִיH4133). The Carites were a military group, apparently mercenaries, mentioned along with commanders and guards who were assigned to protect young King Joash (2 Ki. 11:4, 19; KJV, “captains”). Their identity is uncertain. Some scholars argue that they were mercenaries from Caria;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Carites
CARITES, kar′i-tēz (כָּרִי‎, kārī, “one ready,” “life-guardsman”): A body of troops mentioned in 2 K 11:4, 19 (AV “captains”). Instead of Cherethites (q.v.), the Kethibh of 2 S 20:23 offers the reading Carites.
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