Ithrite (Ith´rit)

The designation of Ira and Gareb, two of David’s “Thirty” soldiers (2Sam 23:38; 1Chr 11:40). The word occurs as the name of a family listed in a genealogy and located in the town of Kiriath-jearim (1Chr 2:53). However, the name originally may have signified that David’s two heroes were from the town of Jattir in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:48; Josh 21:14).

2Sam 23:38

38Ira the Ithrite; Gareb the Ithrite;

1Chr 11:40

40Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,

1Chr 2:53

53And the families of Kiriath-jearim: the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; from these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.

Josh 15:48

48And in the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,

Josh 21:14

14Jattir with its pasture lands, Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,

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