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Easton's Bible Dictionary
An umpire or arbiter or judge (Job 9:33). This word is formed from the Latin diem dicere, i.e., to fix a day for hearing a cause. Such an one is empowered by mutual consent to decide the cause, and to "lay his hand", i.e., to impose his authority, on both, and enforce his sentence.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) An umpire or arbiter; a mediator.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

daz'-man (yakhach, "to argue, decide, convince," the Revised Version (British and American) UMPIRE): The use of this word appears to have been more common in the 16th century than at the later date of the translation of the King James Version, when its adoption was infrequent. The oldest instance of the term given in the Oxford English Dictionary is Plumpton Corresp. (1489), p. 82: "Sir, the dayesmen cannot agre us." It appears also in the 1551 edition of the Old Testament in 1 Samuel 2:25, where the English Versions of the Bible "judge" is translated "dayes-man." Tyndale's translation has for Exodus 21:22, "He shall paye as the dayesmen appoynte him" (EV as the "judges determine"). See also Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene, ii, c. 8, published in 1590. As used in the King James Version (Job 9:33) the word means an arbitrator, umpire, referee; one who stands in a judicial capacity between two parties, and decides upon the merits of their arguments or case at law. "Neither is there-any daysman (the Revised Version (British and American) "umpire") betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both" (compare Genesis 31:37). It was the eastern custom for a judge to lay his hands upon the heads of the two parties in disagreement, thus emphasizing his adjudicatory capacity and his desire to render an unbiased verdict. Job might consider a human judge as capable of acting as an umpire upon his own claims, but no man was worthy to question the purposes of Yahweh, or metaphorically, to "lay his hands upon" Him.

In the New Testament (1 Corinthians 4:3, anthropine, hemera) "man's judgment" is literally, "man's day," in the sense of a day fixed for the trial of a case. Both Tyndale and Coverdale so translate. See also 1 Timothy 2:5, where the Saviour is termed the "one mediator. between God and men." Here the word understands a pleader, an advocate before an umpire, rather than the adjudicator himself (see Job 19:25-27).

Arthur Walwyn Evans

Strong's Hebrew
3198. yakach -- to decide, adjudge, prove
... ie Correct); reciprocal, to argue; causatively, to decide, justify or convict --
appoint, argue, chasten, convince, correct(-ion), daysman, dispute, judge ...
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Blessed be He that Blots Out in Water Misdeeds that are Without ...
... 4. But the blessed Priest, is daysman between two:"the covenant shall be made
before Him, He is daysman of his Lord,"and surety on our part. ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn iv blessed be he.htm

Job's Sure Knowledge
... He had before complained that there was no Umpire"no "Daysman""to stand between
them both; but now he asks for an Advocate, and he feels that there must be ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 50 1904/jobs sure knowledge.htm

A Mighty Saviour
... Therefore, do we trust in him, as the Daysman, the Mediator, Son of God,
and Son of Man. This is the person who is our Saviour. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/a mighty saviour.htm

Happy are Ye Whose Bodies have Been Made to Shine!
... for lo! it looses the bonds;"for in it there dwells and is hidden"the
Daysman of God,"Who in the furnace was the fourth. 7 ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn viii happy are ye.htm

"And if any Man Sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,",
... and party? Where shall a daysman be found to lay his hands on both, and
advocate the desperate-like cause of sinners? Truly, here ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xxv and if any.htm

The Covenant of Peace Renewed Between Christians.
... When for the cross He left his crown:". That peace with God, which Jesus made,.
Our daysman and our surety He,. Whose outstretch'd hands on both were laid,. ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn cx the covenant of.htm

That Worthy Name.
... Thus we read of that worthy Name, that He is, the Great High-priest, the Daysman,
the Advocate, Intercessor, Surety, Mercy Seat, the Forerunner, the Rock of ...
// lord of glory/that worthy name.htm

Organic and Individual.
... Of course, he did not run that road; he could never have reached the goal. His
Mediator and Daysman traveled it for him"and in his stead. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/x organic and individual.htm

Christ --Perfect through Sufferings
... Lord Jesus before us, being verily the Son of Man, and as certainly the Son of God,
we perceive that now Job's desire is granted; we have a daysman that can ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 8 1863/christperfect through sufferings.htm

"So Then they that are in the Flesh Cannot Please God. "
... He hath appointed Christ the meeting place with sinners, the Daysman to lay his
hand on both, and therefore he is God to lay his hand on God, and man to lay ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xxii so then they.htm

Daysman (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DAYSMAN. ...Daysman (1 Occurrence). Job 9:33 Neither
is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both. (KJV). ...
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Mediator (7 Occurrences)
... This word is not found in the Old Testament; but the idea it expresses is found
in Job 9:33, in the word "daysman" (qv), marg., "umpire.". ...
/m/mediator.htm - 42k

... of the Bible), but the corresponding Greek word mesites, occurs once in Septuagint
(Job 9:33 the King James Version, "Neither is there any daysman betwixt us ...
/m/mediation.htm - 38k

Dayspring (2 Occurrences)

/d/dayspring.htm - 11k

Day's (19 Occurrences)

/d/day's.htm - 17k

Betwixt (16 Occurrences)
... regarding it. (ASV JPS). Job 9:33 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us,
that might lay his hand upon us both. (KJV JPS ASV). Job ...
/b/betwixt.htm - 11k

Umpire (1 Occurrence)
... 5. (vi) To act as umpire or arbitrator. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. UMPIRE.
um'-pir. See DAYSMAN. Multi-Version Concordance Umpire (1 Occurrence). ...
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Bible Concordance
Daysman (1 Occurrence)

Job 9:33 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.



Daysman: A Mediator

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