Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Ittai : near; timely; or, with the Lord.

  1. A Benjamite, one of David's thirty heroes (2 Samuel 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 Samuel 15:19-22; comp. 1 Samuel 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 Samuel 18:2,5,12). He then passes from view.
Related Resources
  • Smith’s Bible Dictionary