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.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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