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Ittai

Meaning: near; timely; or, with the Lord

  1. A Benjamite, one of David's thirty heroes (2 Sam. 23:29).

  2. A native of Gath, a Philistine, who had apparently the command of the six hundred heroes who formed David's band during his wanderings (2 Sam. 15:19-22; compare 1 Sam. 23:13; 27:2; 30:9, 10). He is afterwards with David at Mahanaim, holding in the army equal rank with Joab and Abishai (2 Sam. 18:2, 5, 12). He then passes from view.