American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Footmen or Runners
Attendants on Eastern princes, trained to run before their chariots, 1 Samuel 8:11 . So Elijah ran before Ahab, 1 Kings 18:46 . The speed and endurance of some of these couriers is almost beyond belief, Jeremiah 42:5 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Footmen or Runners'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/f/footmen-or-runners.html. 1859.