Mib'har (Heb. Mibchar', מַבחָר, choice, as in Isa 22:7, etc.; Sept. Μαβάρ v.r. Μεβαάλ), a Hagarene ("son of Haggeri"), one of David's famous warriors (1Ch 11:38); apparently the same called in the parallel passage (2Sa 23:36) BANI the Gadite. B.C. 1046. SEE DAVID. "It is easy to see, if the latter be the true reading, how בָּנַי הִגָּדַי, Bani hag-gadi, could be corrupted into בֶּןאּהִגּרַי, ben-hag-geri; and הגדי is actually the reading of three of Kennicott's MSS. in 1 Chronicles, as well as of the Syriac and Arabic versions, and the Targum of R. Joseph. But that 'Mibhar' is a corruption of מַצֹּבָה (or מצבא, ace. to some MSS.), mitstsobah, 'of Zobah,' as Kennicott (Dissert. p. 215) and Cappellus (Crit. Sacr. i,c. 5) conclude, is not so clear, though not absolutely impossible. It would seem from the Sept. of 2 Samuel, where instead of Zobah we find πολυδυνάμεως, that both readings originally co-existed, and were read by the Sept. מַבחִר הִצָּבָא, -mibchar hats-tsaba, 'choice of the host.' If this were the case, the verse in .1 Chronicles would stand thus: 'Igal the brother of Nathan, flower of the host; Bani the Gadite.'"

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