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Cherethites

Cherethites [N]

(executioners ) and of King David. ( 2 Samuel 8:18 ; 15:18 ; 2 Samuel 20:7 2 Samuel 20:23 ; 1 Kings 1:38 1 Kings 1:44 ; 1 Chronicles 18:17 ) It is plain that these royal guards were employed as executioners., ( 2 Kings 11:4 ) and as couriers, ( 1 Kings 14:27 ) But it has been conjectured that they may have been foreign mercenaries, and therefore probably Philistines, of which name Pelethites may be only another form.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Cherethites'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.