And they departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah.
And they departed from Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmonparez.
1 Chronicles 11:
Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ihth' mah) Personal name meaning, “orphan.” Moabite soldier in David's army (1 Chronicles 11:46 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A Moabite of David's guard (1 Chronicles 11:46). Probably joined David during his sojourn in Moab (1 Samuel 22:3-4).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ITHMAH . A Moabite, one of David’s heroes ( 1 Chronicles 11:46 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
A Mahavite, one of David's valiant men. 1 Chronicles 11:46 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
One of David's worthies, (1 Chronicles 11:46) Perhaps the name means admiration; from Thamah, to admire.
- Thus also we hear of individual proselytes who rose to positions of prominence in Israel, as of Doeg the Edomite, Uriah the Hittite, Araunah the Jebusite, Zelek the Ammonite, Ithmah
and Ebedmelech the Ethiopians
Under the kings strangers rose to influential positions: Doeg the Edomite (1 Samuel 21:7), Uriah the Hittite (2 Samuel 11:3), Araunah the Jebusite (2 Samuel 24:23), Zelek the Ammonite (2 Samuel 23:37), Ithmah
the Moabite (1 Chronicles 11:46, the law in Deuteronomy 23:3 forbidding an Ammonite or Moabite to enter the congregation to the tenth generation does not forbid their settlement in Israel, the law must have been written in times long before David whose great grandmother was Ruth the Moabtress), Ittai the Gittite (2 Samuel 15:19), Shebna the secretary of state under Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:37; Isaiah 22:15), Ebedmelech the Ethiopian under Zedekiah (Jeremiah 38:7), the Cherethites and Pelethites
- Probably some act of perfidy of Moab, as the murder or treacherous delivering of his parents to Saul, caused David 20 years afterward to slay two thirds of the people, and make bondmen and tributaries of the rest (2 Samuel 8:2; in this war Benaiah slew two lion-like men, 2 Samuel 23:20; compare also Psalms 60:8, "Moab is my washpot"; yet among David's heroes was "Ithmah
the Moabite," 1 Chronicles 11:22; 1 Chronicles 11:46), fulfilling Balaam's prophecy, Numbers 24:17; Numbers 24:19; "out of Jacob shall come he that shall destroy him that remaineth of Ar" (Hebrew, namely, of Moab)