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HARARITE (hā'ra-rīte, Heb. hărārî, mountain dweller). An area in the hill country of either Judah or Ephraim. This term occurs only in the catalog of David’s mighty men: Shammah, the son of Agee the Hararite (2Sam.23.11, 2Sam.23.33); Jonathan, the son of Shagee the Hararite (1Chr.11.34); Ahiam, the son of Sacar the Hararite (1Chr.11.35).

HARARITE hâr’ ə rīt (הַֽהֲרָרִ֔י or הָארָרִֽי). An epithet applied to two of David’s heroes, members of the Mighty Men known as the “Thirty” (2 Sam 23:11, 33; 1 Chron 11:34— where “Shagee” should prob. be “Shammah”), and Ahiam, the son of Sharar the Ararite (2 Sam 23:33, ASV ARARITE; KJV HARARITE; 1 Chron 11:35).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

Literally, "mountaineer," more particularly an inhabitant of the hill country of Judah. Thus used of two heroes:

(1) Shammah, the son of Agee (2Sa 23:11,33). The parallel passage, 1Ch 11:34, has "Shage" in place of "Shammah."

(2) Ahiam, the son of Sharar the Ararite" (2Sa 23:33). In 1Ch 11:35, "Sacar" for Sharar as here.