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(See GATH) The 600 who followed David from Gath under "Ittai the Gittites," "a stranger and an exile" (2 Samuel 15:18-20). Obed Edom, being a Levite, must have derived his title "the Gittite" from some incidental connection with Gath; others derive his name from the Levitical city of Gath-rimmon (2 Samuel 6:10); but it seems strange if "Gittite" be used in one sense of Ittai of Gath, and in a different sense of Obed Edom (1 Chronicles 26:4).

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'gittites' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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