[b-hebrew] quesiton about Song of the Sea

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Sun Mar 28 18:17:41 EST 2004

In a message dated 3/28/2004 5:11:51 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il writes:
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  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? Akkadian?

It just might be related to "three."  The chariots sometimes carried 3 


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