Dictionary Mode: easton:Cherethim
Cherethim @ Ezekiel:25:16), more frequently Cherethites, the inhabitants of Southern Philistia, the Philistines Zephaniah:2:5). The Cherethites and the Pelethites were David's life-guards ( 1Samuel:30:14; 2Samuel:8:18 2Samuel:20:7 2Samuel:20:23 2Samuel:23:23 ). This name is by some interpreted as meaning "Cretans," and by others "executioners," who were ready to execute the king's sentence of death Genesis:37:36, marg.; kjvKings:2:25).
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