an epithet applied to two of David's heroes ( 2 Samuel 23:25 ). (Compare 1 Chronicles 11:27 .)

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Harodite". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


ha'-rod-it (charodhi):

Two of David's heroes, Shamma and Elika, are so called (2 Samuel 23:25). Septuagint omits the second name. In 1 Chronicles 11:27, the first is called "Shammoth the Harorite," while the second is omitted. "Harorite" is a clerical error for "Harodite," the Hebrew letter daleth ("d") being taken for the Hebrew letter resh ("r"). Possibly Harodite may be connected with the well of HAROD (which see).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HARODITE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.