🔼The name Beth-pelet in the Bible
The name Beth-pelet — or in some translations Beth-palet — occurs only once in the Bible. It's mentioned in a list of cities that were located at the southern border of the territory of the tribe of Judah with the land of Edom (Joshua 15:27). It may be that the mighty-man of David, Helez the Paltite, came from Beth-pelet but that's by no means certain (2 Samuel 23:26).
🔼Etymology of the name Beth-pelet
The name Beth-pelet consists of two elements. The first part is identical to the common Hebrew word בית (bayit) meaning house:
The second element of our name comes from the verb פלט (pelet), meaning to secure:
For a meaning of the name Beth-pelet both BDB Theological Dictionary and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Place Of Escape. NOBSE Study Bible Name List has House Of Escape