[b-hebrew] Exo 14:7

Maurice A. O'Sullivan mauros at iol.ie
Fri Oct 22 13:45:41 EDT 2004

At 18:16 22/10/2004, David N. da Silva wrote:

>KJV is:
>And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, 
>and captains over every one of them.
>I have a variant reading to propose that is quite different.   As always, 
>I appreciate comments from anyone whose Hebrew is better than mine (that 
>is, from anyone at all) :
>And he took six hundred of his best chariots; they were Egyptian chariots 
>with a third man, a shield-carrier, in every one of them.

Without going to the Hebrew at all, a quick check on the JPS Tanakh would 
show this  note to Ex. 14:7

 >> Heb. shalish; originally 'third man on royal chariot' ; hence 
'adjutant,' 'officer.' <<

Maurice A. O'Sullivan  [ Bray, Ireland ]
mauros at iol.ie

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