the designation of one of David's officers ( 1 Chronicles 27:8 ).
(descendant of Zerah ), The, the designation of Shamhuth ( 1 Chronicles 27:8 ) Its real force probably Zerahite, that is, from the great Judaic family of Zerah. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
iz'-ra-hit (yizrach, "rising, shining"):
Shamhuth, the captain of the 5th monthly course (1 Chronicles 27:8), is called an "Izrahite." The name may be derived from the town or family of Izrah, but more likely is a corruption of the word "Zerahite," descendant of Zerah of Judah.
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