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Strong's #3774 - כְּרֵתִי

Transliteration
Kᵉrêthîy
Phonetics
ker-ay-thee'
Origin
probably from (H3772) in the sense of executioner
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TWOT
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Cherethites = “executioners”

1) a group of foreign mercenary soldiers serving as a bodyguard for king David; also executioners

2) either Cretans or proto-Philistines (in general)

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (10)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
Zephaniah 1
NAS (10)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
Zephaniah 1
HCS (10)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
Zephaniah 1
BSB (8)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 1
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
Zephaniah 1
ESV (9)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
Zephaniah 1
WEB (10)
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
Ezekiel 1
Zephaniah 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 כְרֵתִי adjective, of a people, always with article, or plural, as substantive, Kerethites, a name for Philistines or a part of them (perhaps = Cretans, compare ᵐ5 Zephaniah 2:5; Ezekiel 25:15; on Crete as original home of Philistines, see כַּפְתֹּר, מְּלִשְׁתִּי); — הַכְּרֵתִי = substantive collective; — ׳נֶגֶב הַכּ 1 Samuel 30:14 (compare Dr; ᵐ5 B Ξολθει, ᵐ5 L Ξορρι A Ξερηθει); of soldiers of David's guard, וְהַמְּלֵתִי׳הַכּ 2 Samuel 8:18 (read ׳עַלהַֿכּ Th We Dr and others) = 1 Chronicles 18:17; 2 Samuel 15:18; 2 Samuel 20:7 + 2 Samuel 20:23 Qr ( > Kt הכרי), 1 Kings 1:38,44 (ᵐ5 Ξελεθθει, Ξερεθθει, etc.); plural כְּרֵתִים Ezekiel 25:16 ("" מְּלִשְׁתִּים; ᵐ5. Κρῆτας); גּוֺי כְּרֵתִים Zephaniah 2:5 (ᵐ5 Κρητῶν; "" ארץפלשׁתים): in Zephaniah 2:6 We reads כֶּרֶת = Philistia (see [כָרָה], below I. כרה).

כֶּשֶׂב, כִּשְׂבָּה see כֶבֶשׂ etc.


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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

כְּרֵתִי m.

(1)  a Cherethite, an executioner (see the root כָּרַת No. 1, 1 Samuel 5:4), only found in the phrase הַכְּרֵתִי וְהַפְּלֵתִי 2 Samuel 8:18, 15:18 20:7, 23 2 Samuel 20:23 (collect.) executioners and runners, a name borne by the guards of king David, whose office it was both to inflict capital punishments, and to convey the king’s mandates as quickly as possible to those who held places of government (compare כָּרִי, טַבָּח, אִגֶּרֶת). See 1 Kings 2:25, 36 1 Kings 2:36, 46 1 Kings 2:46 comp. Daniel 2:14.

(2) [Cherethites], a Gentile name, i.q. Philistine, especially used of the inhabitants of the southern part of Philistia, 1 Samuel 30:14; Ezekiel 25:16; Zephaniah 2:5. LXX. and the Syr. render it Cretans, whence by a comparison with the passages, Amos 9:7; Jeremiah 47:4; Deuteronomy 2:23, it is not amiss to conjecture that the Philistines had their origin from Crete, and that כַּפְתֹּר signifies that island; see that word. Others suppose כְּרֵתִי to be so called from כָּרַת to be expelled from one’s country (Zechariah 14:2), so that it would be the same as Ἀλλόφυλος, by which word פְּלִשְׁתִּי is rendered by the LXX. [in some parts of the O.T.]


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List of Word Forms
הַכְּרֵתִ֖י הַכְּרֵתִ֛י הכרתי וְהַכְּרֵתִ֖י וְהַכְּרֵתִ֥י והכרתי כְּרֵתִ֑ים כרתים hak·kə·rê·ṯî hakkereTi hakkərêṯî kə·rê·ṯîm kereTim kərêṯîm vehakkereTi wə·hak·kə·rê·ṯî wəhakkərêṯî
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