Ha'rarite, the (Heb. always [except in 2Sa 23:11] with the art. ha-Harari, הִהֲרָרַי), a distinctive epithet of three members of David's body-guard; probably as natives of the mountains (הִר, plur. constr. חֲרָרֵי) of Judah or Ephraim; but according to Furst from some town of the name of Har (הִר). SEE DAVID.
1. "SHAMMAH [q.v.], the son of Agee"(2Sa 23:11 [Sept. οΑ῾᾿ ραρί v.r. Α᾿ρουχῖος,Vulg. de Arari, A.V. "the Hararite"], 33 [οΑ῾᾿ρωρίτης v.r. Α᾿ρωδίτης, Arorites], which latter verse shows that it was a designation of the son and not of the father), a different person from "Shammoth the Harorite"[q.v. (1Ch 11:27), or "Shammah the Harodite"[q.v.] (2Sa 23:25). SEE AGEE.
2. "JONATHAN [q.v.], the son of Shage"(1Ch 11:34, Sept. οΑ῾᾿ραοί,Vulg. Ararites), mentioned in the parallel passage (2Sa 23:32) without any such distinction. SEE SHAGE.
3. "AHIAM [q.v.], the son of Sacar"(1Ch 11:35, Sept. οΑ῾᾿ραρί v.r. Α᾿χάρ,Vulg. Ararites), or, in the parallel passage (2Sa 23:33),less accurately, "Ahiam, [the] son of Sharar [q.v.] the Ararite'"(Heb. with the art. ha-Arari', הָאֲרָרַי , Sept. οΑ῾᾿ραδίτης lT. r. Α᾿ραϊv, etc., Vulg. Arorites, A.V. "the Hararite"). SEE SACAR.