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Beltethmus
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beltethmus
Beltethmus (Βεέλτεθμος, Beeltethmos). According to 1 Esdras 2:16–25, one of King ArtaxerxesPalestinian officers.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beltethmus (Person)
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
Beltethmus
Beltethmus bel-tethʹməs [Gk. Baaltam]; AV, NEB, BEELTETHMUS. The title of a Persian officer in Palestine in the time of Artaxerxes (1 Esd. 2:16; cf. Ezr. 4:8).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEELTETHMUS
BEELTETHMUS<be-el-teth’-mus> ([Βεέλτεθμος, Beeltethmos]; Balthemus): One of the officers of King Artaxerxes in Palestine (1 Esdras 2:16, 25). According to Professor Sayce, the name by etymology means “lord of official intelligence” or “postmaster.” Rendered “chancellor” in Ezra 4:8 and
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beltethmus
Beltethmus bel′teth-muhs (Βεελτέεμος is the preferred critical reading, but there are several variants, including Βεέλτεθμος). KJV Beeltethmus. An officer of Artaxerxes in Palestine (1 Esd. 2:16, 25; in Rahlfs, vv. 12, 19; in R. Hanhart, Esdrae Liber I, Septuaginta 8/1 [1974], vv. 15, 21). However,
Beeltethmus
Beeltethmus bee′uhl-teth′muhs. KJV Apoc. form of Beltethmus (1 Esd. 2:16, 25).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Beeltethmus
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.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Beltethmus
Beltethmus [bel-teth-mus]: a Persian officer in Palestine; it may be a title rather than a proper name (Ezra 4:8)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BELTETHMUS
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 טְּעֵםbeʿel teʿem), meaning “advice” or
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