Arbite

ARBITE (ar'bīt, Heb. ‘ārbî). One of David’s mighty men in 2Sam.23.35 is called Paarai the Arbite. In his place in 1Chr.11.37 is Naarai the son of Ezbai.


ARBITE är’ bīt (אַרְבִּֽי). Perhaps an inhabitant of Arab in S Judah (Josh 15:52). The epithet is used to describe Paarai, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:35). The parallel list in 1 Chronicles 11:37 reads “Naarai the son of Ezbai.”

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The Arbite or perhaps an inhabitant of Arabia in southern Judah (Jos 15:52). The epithet is used in connection with one of David’s mighty men in 2Sa 23:35; where Paarai the Arbite occurs. In the parallel list (1Ch 11:37) we have Naarai the son of Ezbai.