Gam’madim. This word occurs only in Ezek. 27:11. A variety of explanations of the term have been offered.
1. One class renders it “pygmies.” 2. A second treats it as a geographical or local term. 3. A third gives a more general sense to the word “brave warriors.” Hitzig suggests “deserters.” After all, the rendering in the LXX—“guards”—furnishes the simplest explanation.