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Girzites
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The people living between Philistia and Egypt whom David and his troops attacked while David was living in Ziklag (1 Sam 27:8). Although the Masoretic Text calls them Gezrites, connecting them with Gezer, the location of Gezer is too far north for this correction to make sense. The Girzites/Gezrites appear only in this verse in the Bible, which makes it difficult to know whether both words are a misspelling, perhaps of Geshurites. For further information, see this article: Gezrites.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Girzites
Girzites (גִּרְזִי‎, girziy). The people living between Philistia and Egypt whom David and his troops attacked while David was living in Ziklag (1 Sam 27:8). Although the Masoretic Text calls them Gezrites, connecting them with Gezer, the location of Gezer is too far north for this correction to make
Gezrites
Gezrites (גִּרְזִי‎, girziy). The KJV spelling of Girzites, the people living between Philistia and Egypt whom David attacked while living in Ziklag (1 Sam 27:8). The Masoretic Text corrects the spelling of “Girzites” (גִּרְזִי‎, girziy) to “Gezrites” (גִּזְרִי‎, gizriy) associating the people group with
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Girzites
GIRZITES [Heb girzı̂ (גִּרְזִי)]. One of the peoples against which David and his troops ventured forth from their base at Ziklag (1 Sam 27:8). Mentioned along with the Geshurites and the Amalekites, their area of settlement would have been somewhere in the region between Philistia and Egypt (see Edelman
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Girzites
Girzites. People living in southwest Canaan who were raided by David when at Ziklag (1 Sm 27:8, kjv Gezrites). The Hebrew text has girzi, while the marginal variant transposes two consonants to read gizri, “Gezrites.” The Greek version follows the Hebrew marginal variant. The confusion of the names is
Gezrite
Gezrite. kjv spelling of Girzite in 1 Samuel 27:8. The Girzites were raided by David’s men while he was at Ziklag.See Girzites.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Girzites
Girzites gûrʹzīts. In 1 S. 27:8, the kethibh has girzî, whereas the qere reads girzrî. The RSV follows the kethibh, while the AV (“Gezrites”) and NEB (“Gizrites”) follow the qere. This in the only mention of an otherwise unknown people living between Philistia and the Egyptian border, who with the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Girzites
GIRZITES People living in southwest Canaan who were raided by David when at Ziklag (1 Sm 27:8, kjv “Gezrites”). The Hebrew text has girzi, while the marginal variant transposes two consonants to read gizri, “Gezrites.” The Greek version follows the Hebrew marginal variant. The confusion of the name is
Gezrite
GEZRITE* kjv spelling of Girzite in 1 Samuel 27:8. The Girzites were raided by David’s men while he was at Ziklag. See Girzites.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gezrite
GEZRITE. According to the LXX and the qrē’ reading the of Heb. text, this is the correct name of a desert tribe which lived in the region S of Israel, in the same general area as the Amalekites and the Geshurites (1 Sam 27:8). It was against these three tribes that David and his men made their raids
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Girzites
GIRZITES. In av ‘Gezrites’; either form is possible. Little-known semi-nomadic clans, associated with *Geshurites and *Amalekites in the NW of the *Negeb, and extirpated by David (1 Sa. 27:8) while he governed Ziklag under the Philistine Achish.K. A. Kitchen.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Girzites
Girzites (Heb. girzɩ̂)A people, along with the Amalekites and the Geshurites, against whom David and his troops raided while at Ziklag (1 Sam. 27:8). The Girzite homeland would have been somewhere between Philistia and the Egyptian border. They are mentioned nowhere else in the OT, and many scholars
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Girzites
Girzites [gûrˊzīts] (Heb. K girzî; Q gizrî). Mentioned along with the Geshurites and the Amalekites in 1 Sam. 27:8 (KJV “Gezrites”; NJV “Gizrites”) as nations that since ancient times had inhabited the area “as far as Shur to the land of Egypt, meaning between Philistia and Egypt.” Except
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Girzites
GIRZITES A tribe of Bedouins (residing in the area between the Philistines and Egypt) who were attacked by David from his base at Ziklag (1 Sam 27:8).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gerzites
Ger´zites (dwellers in the desert), The, a tribe who with the Geshurites and the Amalekites occupied the land between the south of Palestine and Egypt in the time of Saul. 1 Sam. 27:8. In the name of Mount Gerizim we have the only remaining trace of the presence of this old tribe of Bedouins in central
Gezrites the
Gez´rites, The. The word which the Jewish critics have substituted in the margin of the Bible for the ancient reading, “the Gerizite.” 1 Sam. 27:8. [Gerzites, The.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Girzites
GIR´ZITES (Gerʹzītes). The name given in 1 Sam. 27:8 to a tribe associated with the Amalekites and Geshurites, “for they were the inhabitants of the land from ancient times, as you come to Shur even as far as the land of Egypt.” The three were attacked, plundered, and exterminated by David during his
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