Pelethites
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Pelethites

judges; destroyers

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Pelethites

(couriers). [CHERETHITES]

ATS Bible Dictionary
Pelethites

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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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; 20:7, 23;1 Kings 1:38, 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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PELETHITES

pel'-e-thits, pe'-leth-its (pelethi): A company of David's bodyguard, like the CHERETHITES (which see) (2 Samuel 8:18; 2 Samuel 15:18); probably a corrupt form of "Philistines."

Strong's Hebrew
6432. Pelethi -- some of David's soldiers
... 6431, 6432. Pelethi. 6433 . some of David's soldiers. Transliteration: Pelethi
Phonetic Spelling: (pel-ay-thee') Short Definition: Pelethites. ... Pelethites. ...
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Library

David Appointing Solomon
... So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and
the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/david appointing solomon.htm

Appendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
... And so it is said (2 Samuel 20:23), And Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, was over the
Cherethites, and over the Pelethites.' And why was their name called ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/appendix 2 extracts from the.htm

A Loyal Vow
... Mostly foreigners, I say, for these hard words 'Cherethites and Pelethites' most
probably mean inhabitants of the island of Crete, and Philistines. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/a loyal vow.htm

The Fact of the Redeemer's Return was Typified in the Lives of ...
... At the time of his coronation, Solomon was followed by an army of soldiers (the
"Cherethites and the Pelethites") (1 Kings 1:38), just as our returning King ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/the redeemers return/4 the fact of the.htm

The Typical Significance of the Scriptures Declare their Divine ...
... The Cherethites and Pelethites were soldiers, so that Solomon was followed by an
army at the time of his coronation (I Kings 1:33; cp. Rev.19:11). ...
/.../the divine inspiration of the bible/chapter six the typical significance.htm

Thesaurus
Pelethites (7 Occurrences)
... him. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PELETHITES. pel'-e ... Philistines.".
Multi-Version Concordance Pelethites (7 Occurrences). 2 Samuel ...
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Pelethite (7 Occurrences)
... Pelethite (7 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 8:18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over
the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers. ...
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Pel'ethites (7 Occurrences)
Pel'ethites. Pelethites, Pel'ethites. Pelias . Multi-Version Concordance
Pel'ethites (7 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 8:18 and Benaiah ...
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Cherethites (11 Occurrences)
... Philistine clan. In conjunction with the Pelethites they are frequently named
as forming the guard of David (2 Samuel 8:18, etc.). It ...
/c/cherethites.htm - 11k

Kerethites (9 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 8:18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the
Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers. (See NIV). ...
/k/kerethites.htm - 9k

Cher'ethites (10 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 8:18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the
Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers. (See RSV). ...
/c/cher'ethites.htm - 9k

Cherethite (8 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 8:18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites
and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers. ...
/c/cherethite.htm - 9k

Jehoi'ada (50 Occurrences)
... Jehoi'ada (50 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 8:18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over
the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers. ...
/j/jehoi'ada.htm - 21k

Benai'ah (43 Occurrences)
... Benai'ah (43 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 8:18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over
the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers. ...
/b/benai'ah.htm - 18k

Benaiah (44 Occurrences)
... (1.) The son of Jehoiada, chief priest (1 Chronicles 27:5). He was set by David
over his body-guard of Cherethites and Pelethites (2 Samuel 8:18; 1 Kings 1:32 ...
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Concordance
Pelethites (7 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 8:18
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 15:18
All his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men who came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:7
There went out after him Joab's men, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men; and they went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:23
Now Joab was over all the army of Israel; and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and over the Pelethites;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

1 Kings 1:38
So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride on king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

1 Kings 1:44
The king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and they have caused him to ride on the king's mule.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 18:17
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Pelethites

Pelethites: A Part of David's Bodyguard

Pelethites: Absalom's Escort

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