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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Cherethites or Cherethim
1. A portion of the Philistines, supposed by many to have originated in Crete, 1 Samuel 30:14 Ezekiel 25:16 Zephaniah 2:5
2. A portion of David's bodyguard, always mentioned with the Pelethites, 2 Samuel 8:18 15:18 20:7 1 Chronicles 18:17 . Some suppose that they were foreigners, whom David took into his service while among the Philistines. The Gittites mentioned with them in 2 Samuel 15:18 , were plainly such. Others think they had their name from their office-executioners and runners. See PELETHITES .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Cherethites or Cherethim'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/c/cherethites-or-cherethim.html. 1859.