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Besai
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Besai
Besai (בֵּסַי‎, besay). Ancestor of a family of temple servants (Ezra 2:49; Neh 7:52).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Besai (Person)
BESAI (PERSON) [Heb bēsay (בֵּסַי)]. The head of a family of nĕtı̂nı̂m (temple servants) (see NETHINIM) which is listed among those exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem and Judah (Neh 7:52 = Ezra 2:49; 1 Esdr 5:31). The Greek spelling of the name differs in all three occurrences: Bēsi (Nehemiah),
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Besai
Besai. Ancestor of a group of temple assistants that returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile (Ezr 2:49; Neh 7:52).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Besai
Besai bēʹsi [Heb. bēsay; Gk. Basi, Bēsi Apoc. Basthai]; AV Apoc. BASTAI; NEB Apoc. BASTHAE. One whose descendants returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezr. 2:49; Neh. 7:52; 1 Esd. 5:31).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Besai
BESAI Ancestor of a group of temple assistants who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile (Ezr 2:49; Neh 7:52).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Besai
BESAI. One of the Nethinim (q.v.) and founder of a family who returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezr 2:49; Neh 7:52).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Besai
Besai (Heb. bēsay)The head of a family of temple servants who returned from Exile under Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:49 = Neh. 7:52).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Besai
Besai [bēˊzī] (Heb. bēsay). One of the temple servants whose descendants returned from Exile under Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:49 par. Neh. 7:52).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Besa-i
Be´sa-i (sword). “Children of Besai” were among the Nethinim who returned to Judea with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:49; Neh. 7:52.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Besai
BE´SAI (beʹsī). One of the heads of the Temple servants, whose descendants returned from Babylon (Ezra 2:49; Neh. 7:52), 536 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Besai
BESAI [BEE sigh] — a man whose descendants returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the Captivity (Ezra 2:49; Neh. 7:52).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BESAI
BESAI<be’-si> (בֵּסַי‎ [becay], “downtrodden”): The descendants of Besai (Nethinim) returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezra 2:49; Nehemiah 7:52 = Basthai, 1 Esdras 5:31).
BASTHAI
BASTHAI<bas’-tha-i>, <bas’-thi> ([Βασθαί, Basthai]; the King James Version Bastai; 1 Esdras 5:31 = Besai (Ezra 2:49; Nehemiah 7:52)): The descendants of Basthai (temple-servants) returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem.
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