Dictionary Mode: easton:Ambassador
Ambassador @ In the Old Testament the Hebrew word _tsir_, meaning "one who goes on an errand," is rendered thus Joshua:9:4; Proverbs:13:17; Isaiah:18:2; Jeremiah:49:14; Obadiah:1:1). This is also the rendering of _melits_, meaning "an interpreter," in 2Chronicals:32:31; and of _malak_, a "messenger," in 2Chronicals:35:21; Isaiah:30:4 Isaiah:33:7; Ezekiel:17:15. This is the name used by the apostle as designating those who are appointed by God to declare his will ( 2Corinthians:5:20; Ephesians:6:20). The Hebrews on various occasions and for various purposes had recourse to the services of ambassadors, e.g., to contract alliances Joshua:9:4), to solicit favours Numbers:20:14), to remonstrate when wrong was done Judges:11:12), to condole with a young king on the death of his father ( 2Samuel:10:2), and to congratulate a king on his accession to the throne (kjvKings:5:1). To do injury to an ambassador was to insult the king who sent him ( 2Samuel:10:5).
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