Ith'rite or, rather, JETHERITE (Heb. Yithri', יַתרַי , Sept. Ι᾿εθρῖος and Ι᾿εθερί, but Αἰθαλείμ in 1Ch 2:53; Vulg. Jethrites and Jethrceus or Jethreus), the posterity of some JETHER mentioned as resident in Kirjath- jearim (A.V. "the Ithrites" [1Ch 2:53]); probably the descendants of Hobab, the brother-in-law of Moses (who settled in this region, Jg 1:16), and so called as being thus the posterity of JETHRO, the father-in-law of Moses. SEE KENITE. Two of David's famous warriors, Ira and Gareb, belonged to this clan (2Sa 23:38; 1Ch 11:40). SEE DAVID. Ira has been supposed to be identical with; Ira the Jairite,"' David's priest (2Sa 20:26). According to another supposition, Jether may be only another form for ITHRA (2Sa 17:25), the brother-in-law of David, and it is possible that the "Ithrites," as a family, sprang from him. According to still another supposition, the two Ithrite heroes of David's guard may have come from JATTIR, in the mountains of Judah, one of the places which were the "haunt" of David and his men in their freebooting wanderings, and where he had "friends" (1Sa 30:27; comp. 31).

Bible concordance for ITHRITES.

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