The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Carmelites (כַּרְמְלִי‎, karmeliy). Inhabitants of the Judaean town of Carmel. Notable Carmelites include Nabal, Abigail, and David’s commander Hezro (1 Sam 27:3; 2 Sam 23:35; 1 Chr 3:1).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carmelite kär̀mə-līt [Heb. karme; Gk. Karmēlios, Karmālítēs]. An inhabitant of the town of Carmel in Judah. Nabal the husband of Abigail (1 S. 25:2, 4; 30:5; 2 S. 2:2; 3:3), and Hezro, one of David’s mighty men (2 S. 23:35; 1 Ch. 11:37), bear this name. In 2 S. 3:3 the LXX differs from the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CARMELITE. A native of the Judean Carmel. Among those thus named were Nabal, the husband of Abigail (1 Sam 30:5, etc.) and Hezrai, one of Davids mighty men (2 Sam 23:35).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Carmelite [kärˊmə līt] (Heb. karme). An inhabitant of the city of Carmel. Nabal (1 Sam. 30:5; 2 Sam. 2:2; 3:3, KJV; RSV, JB, NIV “of Carmel”) and Hezro (2 Sam. 23:35; 1 Chr. 11:37, KJV, NIV; RSV, JB “of Carmel”) were from this village.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Carmelites. The ‘Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel’ dates from the late 12th cent. The revival of the eremitical life in the W. Church and of *pilgrimages to the sites associated with Christ’s earthly life during the *Crusades led many to adopt the solitary life in various places in
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CAR´MELITE (karʹmel-īt). The designation of Nabal (1 Sam. 30:5; 2 Sam. 2:2; 3:3) and his wife Abigail (1 Sam. 27:3; 1 Chron. 3:1, “Carmelitess”); also of Hezro, one of David’s warriors (2 Sam. 23:35), probably from being an inhabitant of Carmel (which see) in Judah.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CARMELITE [KAHR muhl ite] — a native or inhabitant of the town of Carmel in Judah. Nabal, the husband of Abigail (1 Sam. 30:5; 2 Sam. 2:2; 3:3), and Hezrai (2 Sam. 23:35), or Hezro (1 Chr. 11:37), one of David’s mighty men, were both Carmelites.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CARMELITE<kar’-mel-it> (כַּרַמְלִי‎ [karmeli]; [Καρμήλιος, Karmelios], [Καρμηλίτης, Karmelites]): A native of the Judean Carmel. Those who are thus named are Nabal, the husband of Abigail (1 Samuel 30:5, etc.), and Hezro (the King James Version Hezrai), one of David’s mighty men (2 Samuel 23:35).
A Catholic Dictionary
Carmelites, Order of
carmelites, order of. In the middle of the twelfth century a crusader named Berthold vowed at the commencement of a battle that if by the mercy of God his side was victorious, he would embrace the religious life. The victory was won, and Berthold became a monk in Calabria. Soon after, the prophet Elias
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Car′melites (3 syl.). An order of mendicant friars of Mount Carmel, the monastery of which is named Eli′as, from Elijah the prophet, who on Mount Carmel told Ahab that rain was at hand. Also called White Friars, from their white cloaks.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Carmelites (religious order).—A crusader, Berthold of Calabria, is regarded as the founder of the Carmelite Order. With a few companions, he retired, in 1156, to the Mount of Carmel, in Palestine, where they lived as hermits in separate cells. The increasing number of his followers made it necessary
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Carmelites. The Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel dates back to the twelfth-century *Crusades when Christian knights held parts of the Holy Land. A group of *anchorite monks built a church on Mount Carmel and dedicated it to Mary, the mother of Christ. The prophet Elijah became their