The name of a tribe with whom the eastern Israelite tribes of Reuben and Gad and the eastern half-tribe of Manasseh fought and whom they eventually defeated in the time of Saul (ca. 1000 BCE). Their territory lay east of the Jordan beyond Gilead in northern Arabia (1Chr 5:10; 1Chr 19-20:10). The similarity between the tribal name Hagrite and the personal name Hagar suggests to some scholars that the early Jewish historians saw some connection between this tribe and the Ishmaelites; however, such a connection is not certain. The Hagrites are listed with the traditional enemies of Israel, including the Ishmaelites (Ps 83:6), although Jaziz the Hagrite was the overseer of the royal flocks under David (1Chr 27:30 [v. 31 in some versions]), and another Hagrite may have fought with David (1Chr 11:38, although “Gadite” in 2Sam 23:36).
10And in the days of Saul they made war on the Hagrites, who fell by their hand; and they lived in their tents throughout all the region east of Gilead.
Defeat of the Ammonites and Arameans
1Some time afterward, King Nahash of the Ammonites died, and his son succeeded him.2David said, “I will deal loyally with H ... View more
6the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites,
30Over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite. Over the donkeys was Jehdeiah the Meronothite. Over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagrite.
38Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar son of Hagri,
36Igal son of Nathan of Zobah; Bani the Gadite;