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Hagarenes, Hagarites

Hagarenes, Hagarites

(named after Hagar), a people dwelling to the east of Palestine, with whom the tribes of Reuben made war in the time of Saul. ( 1 Chronicles 5:10 1 Chronicles 5:18-20 ) The same people, as confederate against Israel, are mentioned in ( Psalms 83:6 ) It is generally believed that they were named after Hagar, and that the important town and district of Hejer , on the borders of the Persian Gulf, represent them.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Hagarenes, Hagarites'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.