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Apame
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A concubine of King Darius I of Persia (521–486 bc), known only through the book of 1 Esdras (3:1–4:63). The daughter of Bartacus the Illustrious, Apame was likely acquired by Darius through his Greek conquests. During a feast in Darius’ court, royal bodyguard Zerubbabel described her as one who teased and mocked the king, demonstrating great power over him.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Apame
Apame (Ἀπάμη, Apamē). A concubine of King Darius I of Persia (521–486 bc), known only through the book of 1 Esdras (3:1–4:63). The daughter of Bartacus the Illustrious, Apame was likely acquired by Darius through his Greek conquests. During a feast in Darius’ court, royal bodyguard Zerubbabel described
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Apame (Person)
APAME (PERSON) [Gk Apamē (Ἀπαμη)]. A concubine of Darius I (521–486 b.c.) who wielded much power over her king, according to 1 Esdr 4:29–32. The apocryphal author informs us that it was not one of Darius’ wives, i.e., Atossa, Artystone, Parmys, and the daughter of Otanes, but Apame, daughter of Bartacus
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Apame
Apame ə-pāʹmə [GK. Apamē]. A concubine of Darius and a daughter of Bartacus the Illustrious. Her behavior toward the king is referred to in a speech of Zerubbabel before the king to prove to him the great power of women (1 Esd. 4:29). See Bartacus.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
APAME
APAME<a-pa’-me>, <ap’-a-me> ([ ʼΑπάμη, Apame]): A concubine of Darius and a daughter of Bartacus the Illustrious, whose behavior to the king is referred to in a speech of Zerubbabel before the king to prove to him the great power of women (1 Esdras 4:29).See BARTACUS; ILLUSTRIOUS.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Apame
Apame uh-pay′mee (Ἀπάμη). A concubine of Darius, king of Persia, and daughter of the illustrious Bartacus. She was used as evidence of the great power of women over men, since the king’s happiness depended upon her treatment of him. It is not certain whether she is a fictional character or an actual
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Apame
APAME, a-pāʹmē̇, apʹa-mē (Ἀπάμη, Apámē): A concubine of Darius and a daughter of Bartacus the Illustrious, whose behavior to the king is referred to in a speech of Zerubbabel before the king to prove to him the great power of women (1 Esd 4:29). See Bartacus; Illustrious.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
APAME
APAME uh-pay´mee [Ἀπάμη Apamē]. Apame is a concubine in the court of the Persian king DARIUS, who, after ZERUBBABEL’s discourse on the strength of women, removes Darius’s crown from his head, places it on hers, and slaps the king in the face (1 Esd 4:29–31). While the text identifies her as the daughter