Sheriff occurs only in Da 3:2-3, as a rendering; in the A.V. of the Chald. תַּפתִּי, tiphtay (according to Fürst "a derivation from the old Persic atipaiti= supreme master [Stern Monatsnamen, p. 196 ];" Sept. ἐπ᾿ ἐξουσιών; Vulg. proefectus) one of the classes of court officials at Babylon, probably lawyers or jurists, like the present Mohammedan mufti, who decides points of laws in the Turkish courts.
⇒Bible concordance for SHERIFF.