A group of men sailing a ship from Joppa to Tarshish. Jonah traveled on their ship.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mariner [Heb. mallāḥ] (Ezk. 27:9, 27, 29; Jonah 1:5); NEB SAILOR. According to BDB, p. 572, Heb. mallāḥ is a loanword from Akk. malaḫu, “sailor”; the Akkadian word is in turn a loanword from Sum ma-laḫu, “boat builder.” Cognates are also found in Phoenician, Aramaic, and Arabic.The infrequent
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MARINER — one who directs or assists in the navigation of a ship; a seaman or sailor. The city of Tyre was depicted poetically by the prophet Ezekiel as a splendid ship made of materials from widespread lands and navigated by mari-ners from many places. When the great city falls, like a ship sinking
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