Gittites (Judges)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gittites (גִּתִּי‎, gittiy). The residents of Gath (e.g., 2 Sam 6:10–11; 15:18–19).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gittite. Inhabitant of Gath, the Philistine city (2 Sm 6:10, 11; 1 Chr 13:13).See Gath.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gittites gitʹīts [Heb. gittîm]. The inhabitants of Gath, one of the five chief Philistine cities, previously occupied by the formidable Anakim (Josh. 11:22).Gath was the scene of an outbreak of bubonic plague (1 S. 5:6–12), which devastated its inhabitants. The Gittites were apparently men of great
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GITTITE Inhabitant of Gath, the Philistine city (2 Sm 6:10–11; 1 Chr 13:13). See Gath.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gittite (git´it), someone who lives in or is from Gath, one of the five major cities of the Philistines located in the coastal plain of southwestern Judah. The giant Goliath and his brother Lahmi were Gittites (2 Sam. 21:19; 1 Chron. 20:5), as were Obed-edom, whose house was the temporary resting place
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GITTITE. An inhabitant of Gath. Gittites are mentioned along with the inhabitants of other Philistine cities (Josh 13:3). Some were found in Judah serving as a bodyguard to David with Ittai as their commander (2 Sam 15:18 ff.; 18:2). Obed-edom, who cared for the ark for a time, was a Gittite (2 Sam 6:10
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gittite (Heb. gittɩ̂m)A gentilic designating inhabitants of the Philistine city of Gath (e.g., 2 Sam. 6:10–11; 15:18).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gittite [gĭtˊīt] (Heb. gittîm). A gentilic designating inhabitants of the Philistine city of Gath (e.g., 2 Sam. 6:10–11; 15:18).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gath; Gittites
GATH; GITTITES a) One of the cities of the ‘five lords of the Philistines’ (Josh. 13:3; 1 Sam. 5:7–10; 6:17), the place where the Anakim remained until they were subdued by Joshua (Josh. 11:22, etc.). Achish, King of Gath, granted refuge to David when he escaped from Saul (1 Sam. 27:2–11). According
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Git´tites (belonging to Gath), the 600 men who followed David from Gath, under Ittai the Gittite, 2 Sam. 15:18, 19, and who probably acted as a kind of body-guard. Obed-edom “the Gittite” may have been so named from the town of Gittaim in Benjamin, 2 Sam. 4:3; Neh. 11:33, or from Gath-rimmon.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GIT´TITE (gĭtʹīt). An inhabitant, or properly native, of the Philistine city of Gath (Josh. 13:3), 600 of whom attached themselves to David and became part of his bodyguard (2 Sam. 15:18–19). Obed-edom (which see), in whose house the Ark was placed for a time (6:10), is called a Gittite, probably from
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gittitea native of the Philistine city of Gath (Josh. 13:3). Obed-edom, in whose house the ark was placed, is so designated (2 Sam. 6:10). Six hundred Gittites came with David from Gath into Israel (15:18, 19).
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