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Admatha
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Admatha
Admatha (אַדְמָתָא‎, admatha'). An advisor to King Ahasuerus and one of the seven princes of Persia and Media (Esth 1:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Admatha (Person)
ADMATHA (PERSON) [Heb ʾadmātāʾ (אַדְמָתָא)]. One of seven wise princes who counseled King Ahasuerus concerning matters of the law and judgment (Esth 1:14; cf. Ezra 7:14). Since the historicity of the book of Esther is uncertain, the identification of the characters cannot be verified. The name “Admatha”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Admatha
Admatha. One of seven counselors of King Ahasuerus (Est 1:14). The king’s counselors advised him to banish Queen Vashti for refusing his summons to appear at a drunken party.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Admatha
Admatha ad-maʹthə [Heb. ’aḏmāṯā’]. One of “the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king’s face, and sat first in the kingdom” (Est. 1:14); cf. 2 K. 25:19; Ezr. 7:14. The LXX gives only three names.
Princes, the Seven
Princes, the Seven Seven princes named in Est. 1:14: Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan (cf. the LXX, which has only 3 names). Memucan is the spokesman for the group. These names seem to be Persian in origin, but they are difficult to identify and bear little resemblance
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Admatha
ADMATHA One of seven counselors of King Ahasuerus (Est 1:14). The king’s counselors advised him to banish Queen Vashti for refusing his summons to appear at a drunken party.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Admatha
ADMATHA. The third in rank of the princes of Persia who sat with King Xerxes (Ahasuerus); these were counselors to the king (Est 1:14; cf. Ezr 7:14).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Admatha
Admatha (Heb. ʾaḏmāṯāʾ)One of the seven princes in the kingdom of the Medes and Persians under King Ahasuerus (Esth. 1:14). These legal advisors (mentioned also at Ezra 7:14) shared the actual power of government (cf. Esth. 1:13–21).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Admatha
Admatha [ăd māˊthə] (Heb. ˒aḏmāṯā˒, probably from Pers. admata “unconquered”). One of the seven princes in the kingdom of the Medes and Persians under King Ahasuerus (Esth. 1:14). These legal advisers (mentioned also at Ezra 7:14) shared the actual power of government (cf. Esth. 1:13–21).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Admatha
Ad´matha (given by the highest), one of the seven princes of Persia. Esther 1:14.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Admatha
AD´MATHA (adʹmā-thā; perhaps “earthly, dark-colored”). The third named of the princes or courtiers of Ahasuerus (or Xerxes, NIV; Esther 1:14).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Admatha
ADMATHA [AD mah thah] — a high Persian official at Shushan, one of seven princes “who had access to the king’s presence” (Esth. 1:14).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADMATHA
ADMATHA<ad’-ma-tha>, <ad-ma’-tha> ( אַדַמָתָא‎ [’adhmatha’]): One of “the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king’s face, and sat first in the kingdom” (Est 1:14); compare 2 Kings 25:19; Ezra 7:14. The Septuagint gives only three names.
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