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GARMITE (gar'mīt, Heb. garmî). A name applied to Keilah (1Chr.4.19). Its meaning is obscure.

GARMITE (גַּרְמִ֑י, meaning obscure, but perhaps it comes from גֶּ֫רֶם, H1752, which means “bone” 1 Chron 4:19). This gentilic name is attached to the name of Keilah found in a genealogy of the descendants of Caleb. It is difficult to ascertain the reason for this description. Perhaps it had to do with his appearance as bony or with his strength.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


A gentilic name applied to Keilah in 1Ch 4:19.

The reason for this is not known.