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Mecherathites
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mecherathites
Mecherathites (מְכֵרָתִי‎, mekherathiy). The tribal or family designation for Hepher, one of David’s champions (1 Chr 11:36).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mecherathite
MECHERATHITE [Heb mĕkērātı̂ (מְכֵרָתִי)]. The gentilic designation of Hepher, one of David’s champions, a select class of warriors directly attached to the king for special assignments, named in the list of 1 Chr 11:10–47 (v 36), a list which, up to v 41a, parallels that of 2 Sam 23:8–39. If the designation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mecherathite
Mecherathite. Designation for Hepher in 1 Chronicles 11:36. The parallel passage in 2 Samuel 23:34 calls him “the son of the Maachathite” (kjv) or “from Maacah” (rsv).See Maacah, Maachah (Place); Maachathite, Maacathite, Maachathi.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mecherathite
Mecherathite mə-kerʹə-thīt [Heb. meḵērāṯî]; NEB FROM MECHERAH. Patronymic of Hepher, one of the mighty men of David’s army (1 Ch. 11:36); but cf. par 2 S. 23:34, where “of Maacah” is given without the name “Hepher.” It is possible that both passages are corrupt and should be read, “Hepher the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mecherathite
MECHERATHITE* Designation for Hepher in 1 Chronicles 11:36. The parallel passage in 2 Samuel 23:34 calls him “the son of the Maachathite” (kjv) or “from Maacah” (nlt). See Maacah, Maachah (Place); Maacathite, Maachathi, Maachathite.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mecherathite
MECHERATHITE. Related to Mecherah by birth or residence; but such a person or place is unknown. This is the description of Heper, one of the mighty men of David’s armies (1 Chr 11:36). Some think this is a misreading of “Maacathite” in 2 Sam 23:34.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mecherathite
Mecherathite (Heb. mĕḵērāṯɩ̂)A gentilic applied to Hepher, one of David’s Champions (1 Chr. 11:36). It should probably be read “Maacathite” (Heb. maʿăḵāṯɩ̂; cf. 2 Sam. 23:34), referring to Maacah.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mecherathite
Mecherathite [mĭ kĕrˊə thīt] (Heb. meḵērāṯî). A gentilic applied to Hepher, one of David’s mighty men (1 Chr. 11:36). It is probably a scribal error for Maacathite (ma˓aḵāṯî; cf. 2 Sam. 23:34; see Maacah (Place).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mecherathite the
Mech´erathite, The, that is, the native or inhabitant of a place called Mecherah. 1 Chron. 11:36. In the parallel list of 2 Sam. 23 the name appears, with other variations, as “the Maachathite.” ver. 34.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Mecherathite
MECHE´RATHITE (me-keʹrath-īt), Meke´rath- ite (NIV). A native or inhabitant of Mecherah (1 Chron. 11:36); from 2 Sam. 23:34 it would appear to be a corruption for Maacathite.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Mecherathite
MECHERATHITE [meh KEE rah thite] (dweller in Mecherah) — a name applied to Hepher, one of David’s mighty men (1 Chr. 11:36).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MECHERATHITE
MECHERATHITE<me-ke’-rath-it> (מְכֵרָתִי‎ [mekherathi], “dweller in Mecharah”): Possibly this is a misreading of “Maachathite” (the King James Version). It is the description of Hepher, one of David’s valiant men (1 Ch 11:36).In the Wallel list of 2 Sam 23, especially 23:34, the “Maachathite”
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