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gittites in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(belonging to Gath), the 600 men who followed David from Gath, under Ittai the Gittite, #2Sa 15:18,19| and who probably acted as a kind of body-guard. Obed-edom "the Gittite" may have been so named from the town of Gittaim in Benjamin, #2Sa 4:3; Ne 11:33| or from Gath-rimmon.

gittites in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

GIT'TITES . See Gath.

gittites in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

(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).