Easton's Bible Dictionary
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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 (2 Chronicles 32:31) and of malak, a
"messenger," in (2 Chronicles 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 (2 Corinthians 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 (Jos
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 (2 Samuel 10:2) and to congratulate a king on his accession to
the throne (1 Kings 5:1) To do injury to an ambassador was to insult
the king who sent him (2 Samuel 10:5)
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