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This word occurs only in (Ezekiel 27:11) A variety of explanations of the term have been offered.
+ One class renders it "pygmies."
+ A second treats it as a geographical or local term.
+ 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.