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A town mentioned in one manuscript of Judith, Codex Alexandrinus (Judith 15:4). Some English translations (e.g., NRSV) do not preserve this reading, and Bebai’s location and historicity are debated.
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BEBAI (PLACE) [Gk Bēbai (Βηβαι)]. Town in the book of Judith which participates in the destruction of the “Assyrian” army after the death of Holofernes (Jdt 15:4). It has not yet been identified. According to the author of Judith, it is adjacent to Betomasthaim, a town which is placed in the north of
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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bebai bee′bi (בֵּבַי H950, possibly “child”). (1) The ancestor of an Israelite family that returned from the exile with Ezra (Ezra 2:11; 8:11; 10:28; Neh. 7:16; 1 Esd. 5:13; 8:37 [KJV, “Babi”]; 9:29).(2) A leader of the people who affixed his seal to the covenant of Nehemiah (Neh. 10:15).(3) A city
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All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BEBAI bee´bi [בֵּבָי bevay; Βηβαί Bēbai]. 1. The ancestor of 623 exiles who returns with Zerubbabel from the exile (Ezra 2:11; 1 Esd 5:13; Neh 7:16 instead indicates 628). Other decendants return with Ezra (Ezra 8:11; 1 Esd 8:37). Some of Bebai’s descendants appear in the list of men who dismiss their