Shazak Titles… There’s more to it than meets the eye!
Look carefully at the title – “Outstanding in his Field.” Do you get it?
There is more than one meaning to it.
Let’s see… A synonym (not cinnamon) of “outstanding” could be many words, some of them more outstanding than “outstanding,” for example, excellent, marvelous, magnificent, superb, wonderful, exceptional, terrific, tremendous, super, amazing, fantastic, sensational, fabulous, awesome, smashing, brilliant, gevaldik, peladik, maksim, to name a few. Get the idea?
Instead Shazak used the word “outstanding” which has another meaning… Out Standing. Also, the word “field,” has another meaning besides field as in “occupation” (“my field of work is in computers.”)
So, Yaakov was: “Outstanding (Sensational) in his Field (work)”; and also “Out Standing in his Field,” faithfully tending the sheep, in the scorching hot summer days and in the freezing winter nights.
Get it now? If you are confused, no big deal.
Remember… It’s Shazak!