KJV translation of two unrelated Hebrew terms. The first refers to foot soldiers as distinguished from cavalry (2 Samuel 8:4), to soldiers in general (1 Samuel 4:10;
1 Samuel 15:4), or to men of military age (Exodus 12:37). The second term refers to a runner who served in the honor guard which ran ahead of the king's chariot (1 Samuel 8:11;
2 Samuel 15:1), to the king's guards in general (1 Kings 14:27-28;
2 Kings 10:25), or to royal couriers (Esther 3:13,Esther 3:15).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'FOOTMAN'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".