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Hagarenes Hagarites

Hagarenes’, Ha’garites (named after Hagar), a people dwelling to the east of Palestine, with whom the tribes of Reuben made war in the time of Saul. 1 Chron. 5:10, 18-20. The same people, as confederate against Israel, are mentioned in Ps. 83:6. It is generally believed that they were named after Hagar, and that the important town and district of Hejer, on the borders of the Persian Gulf, represent them.