27:25 The ships of Tarshish 2 were the transports for your merchandise.
“‘So you were filled and weighed down in the heart of the seas.
38:13 Sheba and Dedan and the traders of Tarshish with all its young warriors 3 will say to you, “Have you come to loot? Have you assembled your armies to plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to haul away a great amount of spoils?”’
1 sn Tarshish refers to a distant seaport sometimes believed to be located in southern Spain (others identified it as Carthage in North Africa). In any event it represents here a distant, rich, and exotic port which was a trading partner of Tyre.
2 tn Or perhaps “Large merchant ships.” The expression “ships of Tarshish” may describe a class of vessel, that is, large oceangoing merchant ships.
3 tn Heb “young lions.”