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(Heb. Chaggith', חִגַּית; Sept. Ἀγγίθ v.r. φεγγίθ , but Ἀγγείθ in 1 Chronicles 2:3; Josephus Ἀγγίθη, Ant. 7:14,4), a. wife of David, only known as the mother of Adonijah (2 Samuel 3:4; 1 Kings 1, 5, 11; 1 Kings 2, 13; 1 Chronicles 3:2); but apparently married to David after his accession to the throne. B.C. 1053. (See DAVID). "Her son was, like Absalom, renowned for his handsome presence. In the first and last of the above passages Haggith is fourth in order of mention among the wives, Adonijah being also fourth among the sons. His Mirth happened at Hebron (2 Samuel 3:2; 2 Samuel 3:5) shortly after that of Absalom (1 Kings 1:6, where it will be observed that the words his mother' are inserted by the translators)" (Smith, s.v.). The Heb. name is merely the fern. of the adj. that appears in the names, HAGGI, etc., and seems to be indicative of festivity in the religious sense (See FESTIVAL); Fü rst renders it "born at the Feast of Tabernacles" (Heb. Lex. s.v.), and Mr. Grove (in Smith, ut sup.) regards it as "a dancer," from the primitive sense of the root חָגִג .

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Haggith'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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