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
Ittai. 1. Philistine from Gath who, with 600 men from Gath, remained loyal to David and accompanied him on his flight from Absalom (2 Sm 15:18–22). Ittai commanded a third of David’s army in the battle against Absalom’s forces (2 Sm 18:2, 5).2. Warrior among David’s mighty men (2 Sm 23:29; 1 Chr 11:31,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. A Gittite or native of Gath, one of David’s chief captains and most faithful friends during the rebellion of Absalom (2 S. 15:11–22; 18:2, 4, 12). The narrative reveals David’s chivalrous and unselfish spirit in time of trouble, as well as the most self-sacrificing loyalty on the part of Ittai. He
ITTAI1. Philistine from Gath who, with 600 other Gittites, remained loyal to David and accompanied him on his flight from Absalom (2 Sm 15:18–22). Ittai commanded a third of David’s army in the battle against Absalom’s forces (18:2, 5).2. Benjamite warrior among David’s mighty men (2 Sm 23:29; 1 Chr
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ithai (ith´i; abbreviation of Heb., “God is with me” or “God exists”), the son of the Benjaminite Ribai and one of David’s warriors who belonged to the fighting force known as “the Thirty” (1 Chron. 11:31). His name is given as Ittai in 2 Sam. 23:29. See alsoIttai.
Ittai (it´i; Heb., perhaps “with God”).1 The Gittite who swore an oath of loyalty to David during Absalom’s revolt (2 Sam. 15:19–23). He was a commander of one-third of David’s army, thus ranking with Joab and his brother Abishai (18:2–12). The epithet “the Gittite” indicates that he was from the Philistine
ITTAI1. A Benjamite, son of Ribai, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:29; 1 Chr 11:31).2. A Gittite, native of Gath, thus a Philistine, who became a dear friend of David and commander of one-third of David’s forces during the revolt of Absalom, serving in equal capacity with Joab and Abishai (2 Sam
ITTAI (Heb. ’ittay,? ‘(God) is with me’. 1. The leader of 600 men from Gath, who joined David shortly before Absalom’s rebellion. His fidelity was such that he refused to leave the king when he advised him to return (2 Sa. 15:19–22). ‘Gittite’ indicates that he was a Philistine; he was probably a soldier
Ittai (Heb. ʾittay, ʾiṯay) (also ITHAI)1. A man from Gath (“the Gittite”), commander of 600 Philistines who remained loyal to David during Absalom’s rebellion (2 Sam. 15:19–22). David named him, along with Joab and Abishai, to lead his forces in battle at the forest of Ephraim (2 Sam. 18:2, 5).2.
ITTAI A Philistine from Gath and the captain of David’s mercenary troops. During the revolt of Absalom, Ittai proved utterly loyal to King David (2 Sam 15:19, 21, 22). He later took part as a commander in the battle against the forces of Absalom during which Absalom was slain (2 Sam 15:19–22; 18:2, 5,
It´ta-i (with the Lord).1. “Ittai the Gittite,” i.e., the native of Gath, a Philistine in the army of King David. He appears only during the revolution of Absalom. (b.c. 1023.) We first discern him on the morning of David’s flight. The king urges him to return. 2 Sam. 15:18, 19, comp. 1 Sam. 23:13;