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Bebai (under Ezra)
Head of a family who returned from exile to Judah.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bebai (Person)
BEBAI (PERSON) [Heb bēbāy (בֵּבָי)]. The name of two individuals in the Hebrew Bible.1. The eponymous ancestor of a group of returning exiles from Babylon (Ezra 2:11). Under Zerubbabel, the number of Bebai’s descendants varies from 623 (Ezra 2:11) to 633 (1 Esdr 5:13, Codex Vaticanus) to 628 (Neh
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bebai
Bebai. 1. Ancestor of a family that returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (Ezr 2:11; 8:11; Neh 7:16). Some of the members of that family were guilty of marrying foreign women (Ezr 10:28).2. Levitical leader of Israel who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bebai
Bebai bēʹb:[Heb. bēḇay; Gk. Bēbai].1. AV also BABI; NEB also BABI, BEBAE. The head of a family that returned with Ezra to Jerusalem (Ezr. 8:11; 1 Esd. 8:37). One of his descendants was Zechariah, the son of Bebai (Ezr. 8:11; 1 Esd. 8:37). Of his descendants, 623 returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bebai (Person)
BEBAI (Person)1. Ancestor of a family that returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (Ezr 2:11; 8:11; Neh 7:16). Some of the members of that family were guilty of marrying foreign women (Ezr 10:28).2. Levitical leader of Israel who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bebai
Bebai (bee´bi).1 The leader of a family of 623 people who returned to Judea from the Babylonian exile (Ezra 2:11; Neh. 7:16 credits 628 returnees to the family). Specific mention is made of a son named Zechariah (Ezra 8:11) and of four additional descendants, named Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bebai
BEBAI. A chief of returning exiles from the Captivity (Ezr 2:11, 8:11; 10:28; Neh 7:16; 10:15).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bebai
Bebai (Heb. bēḇay)1. An Israelite whose descendants returned from the Exile, some of them under Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:11 = Neh. 7:16) and some under Ezra (Ezra 8:11).2. An Israelite, one of the chiefs of the people who set his seal to the renewed covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:15 [MT 16]).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beba-i
Beb´a-i (fatherly).1. “Sons of Bebai,” 623 (Neh. 628) in number, returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel, Ezra 2:11; Neh. 7:16 (b.c. 536), and at a later period twenty-eight more under Zechariah, son of Bebai, returned with Ezra. Ezra 8:11. Four of this family had taken foreign wives. Ezra 10:28. The
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bebai
BEB´AI (beʹbaī).1. The head of one of the families that returned with Zerubbabel from Babylon (about 536 b.c.) to the number of 623 (Ezra 2:11) or 628 (Neh. 7:16). At a later period 28 more, under Zechariah, returned with Ezra (Ezra 8:11), about 457 b.c. Several of his sons were among those who had
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Bebai
BebaiBebai (beeʹbī). 1 A large family group (‘sons of Bebai’) who returned from the Babylonian captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:11). 2 A second, smaller group led by Zechariah, Bebai’s son, who returned from Exile with Ezra (Ezra 8:11). 3 A member of the postexilic community who signed the covenant
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bebai
BEBAI [BEE buh eye] — the name of two or three men in the Old Testament:1. An ancestor of Israelites who returned from the Captivity. The people of Bebai numbered 623 (Ezra 2:11) or 628 (Neh. 7:16).2. An ancestor of other Israelites who returned from the Captivity (Ezra 8:11; 10:28). This may be the
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