"six groups of Shasu: the Shasu of S<rr, the Shasu of Rbn, the Shasu of Sm<t, the Shasu of Wrbr, the Shasu of Yhw, and the Shasu of Pysps.[2][3]" Sivertsen (2009), p. 118; Hasel (1998), p. 219

Sivertsen, Barbara J. The Parting of the Sea Princeton University Press. Princeton University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-691-13770-4

Hasel, Michael G. (1998). Domination and Resistance: Egyptian Military Activity in the Southern Levant, 1300–1185 BC. Probleme der Ägyptologie 11. Leiden: Brill, pp. 217–239. ISBN 90-04-10984-6


This article's allegation of the S^LS-w being "Bedouin-type wanderers" in the densely populated agricultural region later known as Kna<an/Palaistine is, of course, a sheer absurdity. Actual "Bedouin-type" nomads would have been required to pay heavy fees for any use of other persons' lands for any grazing by their livestock, which could not practicably be afforded. No nomads could have wandered thereabout after agriculture had come into vogue there some 6,000 years or so earlier. The S^LS-w must surely have been, similarly to the attested wanderers in other known agricultural regions, either hawkers of merchandise, tinkers repairing household and/or farming equipment, or else itinerant fortune-tellers (similar to modern C^igani), if not itinerant craftsfolk. Because each of these types would be a guild named for its patron deity (similar to the patron-saints of mediaeval European and Levantine guilds, to the patron-deities of Hindu jati-s, etc.), it would remain to determine what these specific guilds were devoted to, making such determinations on the basis of the names of the deities involved.

S<RR = Strong's 5591 sa<ar 'whirlwind' : the speaker of out the whirlwind (>iyob 38:1) "laid the foundations of the earth" (>iyob 38:4), such that in the spirah Yso^d ('Foundation') "they will have only one foot" (according to "IGF", p. 172), for Hu[n]-rakan 'One Foot' is the Maya etymon of the word /hurricane/. "Righteousness is the Foundation (Yso^d) of the world" (Mas^ale^ 10:25); and S.edeq ('Righteousness') is the name of ("YBK", p. 301) planet Jupiter, which is (apud Mrs Smead, according to PsR&R -- GSCG, p. 118) "the babies' heaven" (cf. Jupiter-Puer according to Cicero : De Divinatione 2.41.85 -- WD, p. 319). [Thus, these S^LS-w may have explained in the cases of newly-born babies those babies praevious lives, as is now-a-days done by "Red Head" Taoist priests.]

RBN = DMWA 375a riban 'usury' (perhaps akin to Levi^ 'Lender'); DMWA 375b rubyan 'shrimps'. [Because the brains of shrimps are (according to Indonesian lore) iridescent; and because the interior of flying saucers (of the type voyaged within planetarily, even unto "the sun's core" in SS, p. 197) is iridescent, therefore these S^LS-w would be profferers of transport via flying saucers for souls of the dead (in order that they be reborn), as into the Sun's interior as per Iolo Morgannwg : Barddas.]

SM<T is likely repraesentative of Strong's 2163 zaman 'to fix a time (set an appointed time)' + Strong's 6256 <et 'time' [These S^LS-w would likely be itinerant astrologers who would determine lucky days for future celebrations, and who could return on those appointed days to officiate at said celebrations.]

WRBR = (cf. German Werb 'advertising') Strong's 3401-2 Yarib 'will contend, contentious' from 7378 rib 'contention, controversy, debate'

JHW = Yhowah (vocative of Strong's 1943 howah 'mischief', a variant vocalization for 1942 hawwah 'naughtiness') [These S^LS-w would likely be itinerant workers (for hire) of mischievous conjuration-spells to be imposed on neighbors of their clients, etc.]

PJSPS = Strong's 6462 Pispah (son of Jeter -- 1st 7:38; son of <as^er; Jeter is also known as Yitran -- 1st 7:37; who is son of S.o^pah. -- 1st 7:36; who is son of H.elem -- 1st 7:35; H.elem is also known as H.o^tam -- 1st 7:32; who is the son of H.eber the 'Community' eponym) : DMWA 835b fuse^fisa> 'mosaic' [In Classical times (and even in mediaeval European cathedrals), a favorite theme for a mosaic was the labyrinth; so these S^LS-w may have been designers for labyrinths (perhaps built of wood), and could return for praesiding over any caerimonies performed in such labyrinths.]

References :-

"IGF" = Mos^eh H.ayyi^m Luzzato -- Elliot R. Wolfson : "Images of God's Feet". In :- Howard Eilberg-Schwartz (ed.) : People of the Body: Jews and Judaism from an Embodied Perspective. State U of NY Pr, 1992. pp. 143-82. http://books.google.com/books?id=xUNQnmEuaf0C&pg=PA172&lpg=PA172&dq=

"YBK" = Roy A. Rosenberg : "Yahweh Becomes King". J OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE, Vol. 85, No. 3 (Sep., 1966), pp. 297-307. http://genealogyreligion.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Yahweh-Becomes-King.pdf

PsR&R = James H. Hyslop : Psychical Research and the Resurrection. Fisher Unwin, London, 1908.

GSCG = Hillary Evans : Gods, Spirits, Cosmic Guardians. Aquarian Pr, Wellingborough (Northamptonshire), 1987.

WD = John Garnier : The Worship of the Dead. London : Chapman & Hall, 1904. http://books.google.com/books?id=jYkE1F8H1TAC&pg=PA319&lpg=PA319&dq=

SS = Orfeo Angelucci : Son of the Son. Devorss & Co, Los Angeles, 1959. http://montalk.net/OrfeoAngelucci-SonOfTheSun.pdf

Dictionaries :-

Strong's Dictionary of Bible Words

Cowan : Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

[written June 2014]