Izrahite

IZRAHITE (ĭz'ra-hīt, Heb. yizrâh, rising, shining). Shamhuth, the captain of the fifth division of David’s army, is called an Izrahite (1Chr.27.8). The name may be a corruption of “Zerahite,” a descendant of Zerah of Judah.


IZRAHITE ĭz’ rə hīt (יִזְרָ֑ח). Shamhuth, the captain of the fifth monthly course is called an “Izrahite” (1 Chron 27:8), meaning that he came from a family or town called Izrah. It may be the same as “Zerahite,” a descendant of Zerah of Judah (27:11).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

Shamhuth, the captain of the 5th monthly course (1Ch 27:8), is called an "Izrahite." The name may be derived from the town or family of Izrah, but more likely is a corruption of the word "Zerahite," descendant of Zerah of Judah.