Pelethites

Pelethites [N] [H] [S]

mentioned always along with the Cherethites, and only in the time of David. The word probably means "runners" or "couriers," and may denote that while forming part of David's bodyguard, they were also sometimes employed as couriers ( 2 Samuel 8:18 ; ( 2 Samuel 1:38 2 Samuel 1:44 ; 1 Chronicles 18:17 ). Some, however, think that these are the names simply of two Philistine tribes from which David selected his body-guard. They are mentioned along with the Gittites ( 2 Samuel 15:18 ), another body of foreign troops whom David gathered round him.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Pelethites". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Pelethites [N] [E] [S]

judges; destroyers
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Pelethites'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Pelethites [N] [E] [H]

(couriers ). [CHERETHITES]


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

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

PELETHITES

pel'-e-thits, pe'-leth-its (pelethi):

A company of David's bodyguard, like the CHERETHITES (which see) (2 Samuel 8:18; 15:18); probably a corrupt form of "Philistines."


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PELETHITES'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.