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MIBHAR (mĭb'har, Heb. mivhār, choice). One of David’s mighty men, the son of Hagri (1Chr.11.38).

MIBHAR mĭb’ här (מִבְחָ֖ר). The name of one of David’s heroes (1 Chron 11:38). The name does not appear in the parallel passage, 2 Samuel 23:36, where instead of “Mibhar the son of Hagri” the reading is “of Zobah, Bani the Gadite.” The second text is prob. correct.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(mibhchar, "choice"(?)): According to 1Ch 11:38, the name of one of David’s heroes. No such name, however, occurs in the parallel passage (2Sa 23:36). A comparison of the two records makes it probable that mibhchar is a corruption of mitstsbhah = "from Zobah," which completes the designation of the former name, Nathan of Zobah. The concluding words of the verse, Ben-Hagri = "the son of Hagri," will then appear as a misreading of Bani ha-gadhi = "Bani, the Gadite," thus bringing the two records into accord.