Gittite (Git´it)

Someone who lives in or is from Gath. Gath was one of the five major cities of the Philistines located in the coastal plain of southwestern Judah. The giant Goliath and his brother Lahmi were Gittites (2Sam 21:19; 1Chr 20:5), as were Obed-edom, whose house was the temporary resting place of the Ark of the Covenant (2Sam 6:10-11; 1Chr 13:13), and Ittai, the refugee who joined David and became one of his military commanders (2Sam 15:19-22; 2Sam 18:2).

2Sam 21:19

19Then there was another battle with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose s ... View more

1Chr 20:5

5Again there was war with the Philistines; and Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's ... View more

2Sam 6:10-11

10So David was unwilling to take the ark of the Lord into his care in the city of David; instead David took it to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.11The ark o ... View more

1Chr 13:13

13So David did not take the ark into his care into the city of David; he took it instead to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

2Sam 15:19-22

19Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why are you also coming with us? Go back, and stay with the king; for you are a foreigner, and also an exile from yo ... View more

2Sam 18:2

2And David divided the army into three groups: one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and o ... View more

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