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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Pelethites

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Are always mentioned together with the Cherethites, as constituting the king's bodyguard, 2 Samuel 8:18 22:23 . The word, if not the name of a Jewish or a Philistine family, is supposed to signify runners; and thus they would seem to have been the royal messengers; just as the Cherethites, from a Hebrew word signifying to cut off, were the king's executioners. See CHERETHITES.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Pelethites'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/p/pelethites.html. 1859.

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