[b-hebrew] quesiton about Song of the Sea

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Mon Mar 29 04:59:35 EST 2004

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

  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 occurred to me during the night that the 3 who occupied the chariot were 
the driver, the warrior, and (I believe) the armor-bearer.  Perhaps $LY$ should 
be translated as "armor-bearer."


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