Israelite Foremen
Men who supervised the Israelite workers in Egypt.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Foremen [Heb. hōg̱eśîm] (Ex. 5:6, 10, 14f, 19); AV TASKMASTERS. The overseers of forced labor gangs that are depicted on Egyptian reliefs carrying rods to insure the prompt completion of assigned tasks by those under them. The verb root on which the participle is based, nāg̱aš, means “oppress”;