While this one was still speaking another messenger arrived and said, “The Chaldeans 1 formed three bands and made a raid 2 on the camels and carried them all away, and they killed the servants with the sword! 3 And I – only I alone – escaped to tell you!”
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1 sn The name may have been given to the tribes that roamed between the Euphrates and the lands east of the Jordan. These are possibly the nomadic Kaldu who are part of the ethnic Aramaeans. The LXX simply has “horsemen.”
2 tn The verb פָּשַׁט (pashat) means “to hurl themselves” upon something (see Judg 9:33, 41). It was a quick, plundering raid to carry off the camels.
3 tn Heb “with the edge/mouth of the sword.”