Character Study on Gittites

Character Study on Gittites

Joshua 13: From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:
2 Samuel 15: And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.

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Hitchcock's Bible Names - Gittites
Men of Gath
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Gittites
(See GATH) The 600 who followed David from Gath under "Ittai the Gittites," "a stranger and an exile" (2 Samuel 15:18-20). Obed Edom, being a Levite, must have derived his title "the Gittite" from some incidental connection with Gath; others derive his name from the Levitical city of Gath-rimmon (2 Samuel 6:10); but it seems strange if "Gittite" be used in one sense of Ittai of Gath, and in a different sense of Obed Edom (1 Chronicles 26:4).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Gittites
Designation of the six hundred men as inhabitants of Gath, and of their leader Ittai, who followed David at Absalom's revolt. 2 Samuel 15:18-22 ; 2 Samuel 18:2 . Goliath also was a Gittite. 2 Samuel 21:19 ; 1 Chronicles 20:5 . Obed-edom, though a Levite, was also called a Gittite, probably because of residing at Gath or Gath-rimmon. 2 Samuel 6:10,11 ; 1 Chronicles 13:13 .

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Gittites
GITTITES . See Gath.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gittites
See GATH .

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Gittite - Six hundred Gittites came with David from Gath into Israel (15:18,19)
Beriah - ... ... A Benjamite who with his brother Shema founded Ajalon and expelled the Gittites (1 Chronicles 8:13 )
Gittites - (See GATH) The 600 who followed David from Gath under "Ittai the Gittites," "a stranger and an exile" (2 Samuel 15:18-20)
Pelethites - They are mentioned along with the Gittites (2 Samuel 15:18 ), another body of foreign troops whom David gathered round him
Cherethites or Cherethim - The Gittites mentioned with them in 2 Samuel 15:18 , were plainly such
Gath - Its inhabitants were called Gittites, Joshua 13:3 ; and David had tow of them in his service, who faithfully adhered to him during the rebellion of Absalom, 2 Samuel 15:18-22
Cherethims - Gittites of the Philistine Gath, to the number of 600, under Ittai, similarly followed David (2 Samuel 15:18-19)
Gath - A bodyguard of Gittites was attached to David’s person under the leadership of a certain Ittai; these remained faithful to the king after the revolt of Absalom ( 2 Samuel 15:18 )
Beriah - Ezer and Elead his sons went down from mount Ephraim to Gath to carry off the Gittites' cattle and were slain in the attempt
Ittai - The reading gibowrim (heroes) for Gittim, "Gittites," is therefore needless
Gath - Its people were the "Gittites," of whom was David's devotedly loyal friend Ittai (2 Samuel 15:19-22)
Gath - The inhabitants of Gath were referred to as the Gittites (1 Samuel 17:4 ; 2 Samuel 6:10-11 )
Army - see), and a company of 600 Gittites ( 2 Samuel 15:18 )
Army - David had 600 before his accession (1 Samuel 23:13); after it he added the Cherethites and Pelethites and Gittites (2 Samuel 8:18; 2 Samuel 15:18), and veteran guards (shalishim , "captains," 1 Chronicles 12:18; Ezekiel 23:15; Ezekiel 23:23, "princes," "great lords") whose "chief" was about David's person as adjutant
Chronicles, the Books of - ... The sources must have been very ancient from which the compiler drew the account of the kings of Edom before Saul's reign, the slaughter of the sons of Ephraim by the Gittites (1 Chronicles 7:21; 1 Chronicles 8:13), the notice of the sons of Shelah, and their dominion in Moab (1 Chronicles 4:21-22)