Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Balthasar. Tradition-given name for one of the wise men who brought a gift to Jesus in Matthew 2:1, 2.See Wise Men.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. The supposed name of one of the three Magi who according to legend visited Jesus at Bethlehem: Melchior from Nubia, Balthasar from Godolia, and Caspar from Tharsis.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BALTHASAR* Traditional given name for one of the wise men who brought a gift to Jesus in Matthew 2:1–2. See Wise Men.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BALTHASAR The name Christian tradition gives to one of the three magi, or wise men. The name is not mentioned in the Bible.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BALTASAR<bal-ta’-sar> ([Βαλτασάρ, Baltasar]; the King James Version Balthasar):1. The Greek of Hebrew, בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּר‎ [belTesha’tstsar], or בֵּלְטְאשַׁצַּר‎ [belTe’shatstsar], perhaps corresponding to [BalaT-sar-ucur], “protect the life of the king,” the Babylonian cognomen of Daniel. Compare
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Balthasar.—Son of the last Chaldean king of Babylon, Nebu-Nehid or Nabonidus. Intrenched by his father in Babylon, when besieged by Cyrus, he trusted in the strength of the place, and spent the time in debaucheries. The Bible relates (Dan. 5) that at a great festival he profaned the sacred vessels of
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Balthasar bal-thaz′uhr (Βαλτασαρ). (1) KJV Apoc. form of Belshazzar (Bar. 1:11). Cf. also Belteshazzar.(2) In late Christian tradition, the name (also spelled Balthazar) of one of the Magi who traveled to Bethlehem (Matt. 2:1–12).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BALTASAR, bal-tāʹsar (Βαλτασάρ, Baltasár; AV Balthasar):(1) The Gr of Heb, בֵּֽלְטְשַׁאצַּר‎, bēlṭesha’ççar, or בֵּֽלְטְאשַׁצַּר‎, bēlṭe’shaççar, perhaps corresponding to Balâṭ-šar-uṣur, “protect the life of the king,” the Bab cognomen of Daniel. Cf Belteshazzar (Dnl 1:7; 2:26; 4:8 ff, etal.).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BALTHASAR bal-thaz´uhr [Βααλτασάρ Baaltasar]. The name provided in church traditions for one of the MAGI (Matt 2:1–12). See MELKON.