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Sheriff

SHERIFF

sher'-if (Aramaic tiphtaye' "judicial," "a lawyer," "a sheriff" (Daniel 3:2):

Probably a "lawyer" or "jurist" whose business it was to decide points of law. At best, however, the translation "sheriff" is but a conjecture.


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