[b-hebrew] quesiton about Song of the Sea

Joseph I. Lauer josephlauer at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 28 17:56:41 EST 2004

    I don't know if this is anything new, but it has been said (but I can't
remember the source) that the chariot had three occupants and the one in
charge of the chariot (i.e., the officer) was referred to as the shalish.
    Does anyone remember seeing this (and the source)?
    Joseph I. Lauer
    Brooklyn, New York

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
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Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] quesiton about Song of the Sea

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Polycarp66 at aol.com
  $fLiY$fYW is the pl. of $fLiY$ III. in BDB with 3 m.s. suff.  -- "officer"


  I know that. But why is "shalish" an "officer"? Any particular kind of
officer? Does it have to do with chariotry in particuar? Is the word Hebrew,
and if so, is it related to "shalosh", three? If not, is it Egyptian?


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