Adullamite

Adullamite

(əˈdʌləˌmaɪt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who has withdrawn from a political group and joined with a few others to form a dissident group
[C19: originally applied to members of the British House of Commons who withdrew from the Liberal party (1866); alluding to the cave of Adullam in the Bible, to which David and others fled (1 Samuel 22: 1–2)]
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Again in verse 20, "And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend--re'ehu--the Adullamite .
The "other candidate" alludes to "a certain Adullamite whose name was Hirah": he was Judah's friend.
In it, Cornford describes a party, of academic politicians called the Adullamites, who 'say to one another: "If you will scratch my back, I will scratch yours; and if you won't, I will scratch your face.