Bebai (town)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bebai (Βηβαί, Bēbai). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bebai (Place)
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bebai [GK. Bēbai]. An unknown town in Israel (Jth. 15:4). Omitted in B and the Vulgate.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEBAI<be’-ba-i>, <beb’-a-i> (בֵּבַי‎ [bebhay]; Septuagint [Βηβαί, Bebai], “fatherly”):1. Descendants of B: returned with Ezra to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:11 called Babi; 1Esdras 8:37); one of these is Zechariah, the son of Bebai (Ezra 8:11, Zaeharias; 1 Esdras 8:37). 623 returned with Zerubbabel
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bebai bee′bi (בֵּבַיH950, 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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BEBAI, bēʹbā̇-ī, bebʹa-ī (בֵּבַי‎, bēbhay; LXX Βηβαί, Bebai, “fatherly”):(1) Descendants of B. returned with Ezra to Jerus (Ezr 8:11 called Babi; 1 Esd 8:37); one of these is Zechariah, the son of Bebai (Ezr 8:11, Zacharias; 1 Esd 8:37). 623 returned with Zerubbabel to Jerus (Ezr 2:11; 1 Esd 5:13;
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Bebai [-bī]: eponymous founder of an Israelite city that pursued the fleeing Assyrians after the death of Holofernes; ancestor of Zechariah (23) (Jth. 15:4)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BEBAI bee´bi [בֵּבָיbevay; 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