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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Gittites

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git´ı̄ts ( גּתּים , גּתּי , gittı̄m , plural of gittı̄ ): The inhabitants of Gath. They are mentioned along with the inhabitants of the other chief Philistine cities in Joshua 13:3 . It would seem that numbers of them emigrated to Judah, for we find 600 of them acting as a bodyguard to David with Ittai at their head (2 Samuel 15:18; 2 Samuel 18:2 ). Obed-edom, to whom David entrusted the ark when he was frustrated in bringing it into the city of David, was a Gittite (2 Samuel 6:11 f; 1 Chronicles 13:13 ). The Gittites seem to have been remarkable for their great stature (2 Samuel 21:19; 1 Chronicles 20:5 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Gittites'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/g/gittites.html. 1915.

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