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BELTETHMUS (PERSON) [Gk Beeltethmos (Βεελτεθμος)]. In 1 Esdras 2, Beltethmus occurs as the proper name of a Persian official living in Palestine at the time of Artaxerxes (1 Esdr 2:12—Eng v 16; 2:19—Eng v 25). However, evidence from the parallel text in Ezra 4 indicates that this is not a proper name,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
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BEELTETHMUS, bē-el-tethʹmus Βεέλτεθμος, Beéltethmos; Balthemus): One of the officers of King Artaxerxes in Pal (1 Esd 2:16, 25). According to Professor Sayce, the name by etymology means “lord of official intelligence” or “postmaster.” Rendered “chancellor” in Ezr 4:8 and “story-writer” in 1 Esd 2:17.
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BELTETHMUS bel-teth´muhs [Βεέλτεθμος Beeltethmos]. A Persian officer in Judah (1 Esd 2:16, 25). Rather than a proper name, it may be a title for a chancellor or royal deputy as in Ezra 4:8, 9, 17 (βααλταμ Baaltam), perhaps a corruption of the Aramaic (בְּעֵל טְּעֵם beʿel teʿem), meaning “advice” or