[b-hebrew] Hoplite

david.kimbrough at charter.net david.kimbrough at charter.net
Fri Jul 2 15:50:03 EDT 2004


Hoplites, 

from hoplon tool, weapon, 

from hepein to care for, work at -


> 
> From: Banyai at t-online.de (Michael Banyai)
> Date: 2004/07/02 Fri PM 07:42:00 GMT
> To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Shield-bearer 1 Samuel 17:41
> 
> The mention in I Sam. 17:41 of a shield-bearer is, I suppose, not characteristic for the later-day hoplite tactics. The term hoplite may however come indeed from the haPleti (the Pleti).
> 
> It is rather the description of a more archaic fight tactic using a tower-shield (Turm-Schild), wherefore two warriors were needed, one of them being the shield-bearer.
> 
> Don´t forget, that this part of David´s story draws upon an older Vorlage, the resemblance to Sinuhe´s pertaining to the MB age being particularly strong.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Bányai Michael 
> Stuttgart
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David Kimbrough
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