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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Marshal

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MARSHAL. 1. For AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ‘scribe’ RV [Note: Revised Version.] of Judges 5:14 has ‘marshal.’ It was the duty of this officer to muster the men available for a campaign. In later times he kept a register of their names ( 2 Kings 25:10 , Jer 52:25 , 2 Chronicles 26:11 , where the same Heb. word is used; see also 1Ma 5:42 ). The staff (not ‘pen’) in his hand was an emblem of authority ( Judges 5:14; cf. Numbers 21:18 ). 2. The Heb. tiphsar is identified with the Assyr. [Note: Assyrian.] dupsarru , ‘tahlet-writer,’ ‘scribe.’ In Jeremiah 51:27 and Nahum 3:17 it denotes a military officer of high rank (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ‘ captain ,’ RV [Note: Revised Version.] ‘marshal.’ [The alteration was not imperatively necessary]).

J. Taylor.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Marshal'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/m/marshal.html. 1909.

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