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15:18 Cherethites . . . Pelethites. See note 1 Sam. 30:14.
six hundred. This number, which occurs frequently in military contexts (e.g., Judg. 3:31; 18:11; 20:47; 1 Sam. 13:15), may designate a standard military unit.
Gittites. That is, from Gath. Perhaps David won the loyalty of these troops during his time in the Philistine region ruled by Achish of Gath (1 Sam. 27).