|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
me-ke'-rath-it (mekherathi, "dweller in Mecharah"): Possibly this is a misreading of "Maachathite" (the King James Version). It is the description of Hepher, one of David's valiant men (1 Chronicles 11:36).
In the Wallel list of 2 Samuel 23, especially 23:34, the "Maachathite" is mentioned without name in the place in the list given to Hepher in 1 Chronicles 11:36. The variations do not destroy the conviction that the list is virtually the same.
Mecherathite (1 Occurrence)
1 Chronicles 11:36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)