And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza steward of his house in Tirzah.
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George Leo Haydock
Horsemen. Hebrew, "chariots. "(Septuagint) (Calmet)
But Josephus styles him, Hipparchon, "general of the horse. "(Menochius)
Rebelled. Hebrew, "conspired. "(Haydock)
He acted privately at first. (Menochius)
Governor. Hebrew, "steward of his house. "Chaldean and Arabic, "in the temple of the idol Arsa "the earth, whom the pagans worshipped as the mother of gods and men; unless Arsa be put for Asera, or Astarte. (Calmet)