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Lahmi
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lahmi
Lahmi (לַחְמִי‎, lachmiy). The brother of Goliath the Gittite (1 Chr 20:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lahmi (Person)
LAHMI (PERSON) [Heb laḥmı̂ (לַחְמִי)]. A Philistine, the brother of Goliath the Gittite, slain by Elhanan according to 1 Chr 20:5. The parallel passage in 2 Sam 21:19 depicts Elhanan as the slayer not of Goliath’s brother but of Goliath himself, which would appear to contradict the information in 1
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lahmi
Lahmi. Brother of Goliath the Gittite. According to 1 Chronicles 20:5 he was killed by Elhanan. However, 2 Samuel 21:19 says that Elhanan killed Goliath rather than his brother Lahmi. Most interpreters accept the 1 Chronicles passage as the correct reading, the 2 Samuel text being a textual corruption.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lahmi
Lahmi läʹmī [Heb. laḥmî]. According to 1 Ch. 20:5, the brother of Goliath of Gath. See El-hanan 1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lahmi
LAHMI Brother of Goliath the Gittite. According to 1 Chronicles 20:5, he was killed by Elhanan. However, 2 Samuel 21:19 says that Elhanan killed Goliath rather than his brother Lahmi. Most interpreters accept the 1 Chronicles passage as the correct reading, the 2 Samuel text being a textual corruption.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lahmi
Lahmi (lah´mi), a brother of Goliath, who, according to 1 Chron. 20:5, was slain by David’s hero Elhanan. According to 2 Sam. 21:19, however, Elhanan killed Goliath himself. Thus, the reference in 1 Chron. 20:5 is often read as a later editorial attempt to harmonize 2 Sam. 21:19 with 1 Sam. 17:4, which
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lahmi
LAHMI. The brother of Goliath the Gittite, slain by Elhanan the son of Jair in one of David’s wars (1 Chr 20:5). The parallel passage in 2 Sam 21:19 reads, “Elhanan … killed Goliath the Gittite” (NASB). While the text has been considered by some as corrupt in one of the passages, it is possible there
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lahmi
LAHMI. A personal name found only in 1 Ch. 20:5 and applied to the brother of *Goliath the Gittite, who is there stated to have been slain by Elhanan. There is no valid reason why this should not be accepted, but it is possible that the reading may be a copyist’s error for ‘Bethlehemite’ (cf. 2 Sa. 21:19),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lahmi
Lahmi (Heb. laḥmɩ̂)The brother of the giant Goliath the Gittite, killed by Elhanan (1; 1 Chr. 20:5). According to 2 Sam. 21:19 Elhanan’s victim was Goliath himself. Some scholars regard the account in 1 Chronicles as an editorial attempt to reconcile 2 Sam. 21:19 and 1 Sam. 17:4. An alternate suggestion
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lahmi
Lahmi [läˊmĭ] (Heb. laḥmî).† The brother of the giant Goliath the Gittite, killed by Elhanan (1 Chr. 20:5). According to 2 Sam. 21:19 Elhanan’s victim was Goliath himself. Some scholars regard the account in 1 Chronicles as an editorial attempt to reconcile 2 Sam. 21:19 and 1 Sam. 17:4. An alternate
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lahmi
LAHMI The brother of the Philistine giant Goliath. He is mentioned only once, in 1 Chronicles 20:5, in which he is reported slain by Elhanan. In 2 Sam 21:19, Elhanan is said to be the slayer of Goliath, but this is most likely a scribal error, as David is the one who felled Goliath (1 Sam 17:1–51).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lahmi
Lah´mi (warrior), the brother of Goliath the Gittite, slain by Elhanan the son of Zair or Zaor. 1 Chron. 20:5. (b.c. 1020.)
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Relatives
Goliath Brother