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Bagoas
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bagoas
Bagoas (Βαγώας, Bagōas). The eunuch who brought Judith to the tent of Holofernes (Judith 12:11; 13:1–3; 14:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bagoas (Person)
BAGOAS (PERSON) [Gk Bagōas (Βαγωας)]. The eunuch in charge of Holofernes’ personal affairs (Jdt 12:11). Bagoas is a Persian name, and according to Pliny (HN 13.41), eunuchs were regularly called “Bagoas.” Therefore, this may not be a personal name but a title. The name occurs frequently in extrabiblical
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bagoas
Bagoas bə-gōʹəs [GK. Bagōas]. A personal aide to Holofernes (Jth. 12:11f; 13:1, 3; 14:14).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bagoas
BAGOAS Steward in charge of the personal affairs of Nebuchadnezzar’s general Holofernes (Jdt 12:11). Bagoas discovered the general’s body after Judith beheaded Holofernes in his tent (14:14–18). Bagoas may have been a Persian title rather than a proper name.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bagoas
Bagoas (Gk. Bagōas)The eunuch in charge of the personal affairs of the Assyrian general Holofernes (Jdt. 12:11). He was instructed to invite Judith to the general’s banquet and later discovered her murder of Holofernes (Jdt. 14:14–18).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bagoas
Bagoas [bə gōˊəs] (Gk. Bagoas). The eunuch in charge of the personal affairs of the Assyrian general Holofernes (Jdt. 12:11). He was instructed to invite Judith to the general’s banquet (v. 11) and later discovered her murder of Holofernes (14:14–18).
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Baga
BAGAI. The personal name Bagoas to be found in Judith 12:11 is undoubtedly an Iranian name, although quite difficult to interpret. The second term oas cannot be explained with any certainty, as was acknowledged by Eilers (1954–56) after a strictly formal attempt and, more recently, by Huyse with even
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bagoas
BAGOAS The eunuch in charge of the personal affairs of Holofernes (Jdt 12:11). He discovered the decapitated body of the general the morning after Judith had killed him (Jdt 14:14–18).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BAGOAS
BAGOAS<ba-go’as> [Βαγώας, Bagoas]: The eunuch in charge of the household of Holofernes whom the latter engaged to bring Judith to his palace (Judith 12:11 ff; 13:1, 3; 14:14). Compare JUDITH.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bagoas
Bagoas buh-goh′uhs (Βαγώας). The eunuch in charge of Holofernes’s affairs. It was Bagoas’s duty to invite Judith to a banquet with Holofernes and to provide her with the courtesies extended to a special guest. Bagoas also discovered the beheaded body of his master (Jdt. 12:11, 13, 15; 13:3; 14:14).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bagoas
BAGOAS, ba-gōʹas (Βαγώας, Bagō̇as): The eunuch in charge of the household of Holofernes whom the latter engaged to bring Judith to his palace (Jth 12:11 ff; 13:1, 3; 14:14). Cf Judith.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Bagoas
Bagoas [buh--us]: a eunuch responsible for all the personal affairs of Holofernes; discovered that Judith had killed Holofernes (Jth. 12:11)
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