Pe'leth (Heb. id. פֶּלֶת, swiftness; Sept. Φαλέθ v. r. θαλέθ), the name of two Jews.
1. The father of On, of the tribe of Reuben, who joined Dathan and Abiram in their rebellion (Nu 16:1). B.C. ante 1657. "Josephus (Ant. 4:2, 2), omitting all mention of On, calls Peleth (Φαλαοῦς, apparently identifying him with PHALLU, the son of Reuben. In the Sept. Peleth is made the son of Reuben, as in the Sam. text and version, and one Heb. MS. supports this rendering."
2. Son of Jonathan, and a descendant of Jerahmeel through Onam, his son by Atarah, being apparently the fifth in descent from Hezron, grandson of Judah (1Ch 2:33). B.C. cir. 1618.