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ITHAI (PERSON) [Heb ʾı̂tay (אִיתַי)]. One of David’s champions, the son of Ribai from Gibeah of Benjamin, Saul’s stronghold (1 Chr 11:31 [Gk Aithi]). 2 Sam 23:29b names one Ittai (Heb ʾittay; Gk eththi) in the parallel list. Since Ittai is designated as “the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the Benjaminites,”
ITTAI (PERSON) [Heb ʾittay (אִתַּי)]. 1. Leader of a mercenary troop from Philistine Gath, he evidenced great loyalty to David at the time of the latter’s flight from Absalom (2 Sam 15:19, 21, 22). The Bible narrates a number of encounters that David had on his flight from Jerusalem at the time of Absalom’s
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Ittai, the name of two men.1. “Ittai the Gittite,” a native of Gath and a Philistine in the army of King David (2 Sam. 15:19). At the outbreak of Absalom’s rebellion he gave a conspicuous proof of his loyalty to King David, and was entrusted with the command of a third part of the king’s forces (2 Sam.