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PELETHITES (pĕl'ē-thīts, Heb. pelēthî, courier). A group who along with the Kerethites formed David’s bodyguard (2Sam.8.18; 2Sam.20.17; 1Kgs.1.38, 1Kgs.1.44; 1Chr.18.17). Perhaps, as the meaning of their name suggests, they were the ones who conveyed the king’s messages to distant places.


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

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