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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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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 kair′it (כָּרִי H4133). 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;