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Gammadim

Gammadim [N] [S]

( Ezekiel 27:11 ) brave warriors; RSV marg., "valorous men;" others interpret this word as meaning "short-swordsmen," or "daring ones", the name of a class of men who were defenders of the towers of Tyre.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Gammadim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Gammadim [N] [E]

This word occurs only in ( Ezekiel 27:11 ) A variety of explanations of the term have been offered.

  1. One class renders it "pygmies."
  2. A second treats it as a geographical or local term.
  3. A third gives a more general sense to the word "brave warriors." Hitzig suggests "deserters." After all, the rendering in the LXX. --"guards"-- furnishes the simplest explanation.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Gammadim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

GAMMADIM

gam'-a-dim (gammadhim):

The word occurs only in Ezekiel 27:11, in the King James Version in form "Gammadims," in the English Revised Version "Gammadim." In the American Standard Revised Version, as also in the English Revised Version, margin, it is rendered "valorous men." Some think a proper name is required, but identification is not possible, and the meaning remains doubtful.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GAMMADIM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.