chap'-man (plural 'anshe ha-tarim):

Word used only once in the King James Version (2 Chronicles 9:14, the American Standard Revised Version "the traders"; compare also 1 Kings 10:15 the Revised Version (British and American), where the Hebrew uses the same expression). The English word means "merchant"; compare the verb "to chaffer," and the German Kaufmann. The Hebrew means "those who go about" as merchants.

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