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In Bible versions:

father of Mibhar, one of David's military elite
a member of the clan of Haggi (probably descendants of Hagar)


Strongs #01905: yrgh Hagriy or (prolonged) ayrgh Hagri'

Hagarenes or Hagarites

n pr gent
1) a people dwelling to the east of Palestine, with whom the tribes
of Reuben made war in the time of Saul

adj patr
2) of one of David's servants

Haggeri = "wanderer"

n pr m
3) father of Mibhar and one of David's mighty warriors

1905 Hagriy hag-ree'

or (prolonged) Hagris {hag-ree'}; perhaps patronymically from
1904; a Hagrite or member of a certain Arabian clan:-
Hagarene, Hagarite, Haggeri.
see HEBREW for 01904


HAGRI - hag'-ri (haghri, "wanderer"; the King James Version Haggeri): The father of Mibhar, one of the "mighty men" who rallied round David during his foreign wars. Mentioned only in 1 Ch 11:38, whose parallel passage, 2 Sam 23:36, gives, instead, the name "Bani the Gadite."


HAGRITES - hag'-rits (haghri'im): An Arab tribe, or confederation of tribes (1 Ch 5:10,19,20 the King James Version "Hagarites"; 1 Ch 27:31 the King James Version "Hagerite"; Ps 83:6 "Hagarenes"), against which the Reubenites fought in the days of Saul. In Gen 25:12-18 are recorded the descendants, "generations," of Ishmael, "whom Hagar the Egyptian Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham." Two, and possibly three, of these tribes, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah (25:15), appear to be identical with the 3 tribes whom the Reubenites and the other Israelite tribes East of the Jordan conquered and dispossessed (1 Ch 5). The correspondence of names in Gen and 1 Ch leaves little doubt that "Hagrite" is a generic term roughly synonymous with "Ishmaelite," designating the irregular and shifting line of desert tribes stretching along the East and South of Palestine. Those "East of Gilead," "Jetur, Naphish and Nodah," were overcome by Reuben: "The Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them. .... And they took away their cattle .... they dwelt in their stead until the captivity" (1 Ch 5:20-22).

These along with other Arab tribes are mentioned in the inscriptions of Tiglath-pileser III (745-727 BC). Jetur gave his name to the Itureans of Roman times, who were famed soldiers dwelling in Anti-Libanus. Compare Curtis, Commentary on Chronicles; Skinner, "Gen," ICC, in the place cited.

Edward Mack

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