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Bezai
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bezai
Bezai (בֵּצָי‎, betsay; Βασσαί, Bassai; Βασσα, Bassa). Ancestor (or head) of a family who returned to Judah from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:17; Neh 7:23; 1 Esdras 5:16). The leader of the family was also one of the men who signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bezai (Person)
BEZAI (PERSON) [Heb bēṣāy (בֵּצָי)]. Head of a family of Babylonian exiles who are listed as returnees under the leadership of Zerubbabel and others (Ezra 2:17 = Neh 7:23 = 1 Esdr 5:16). The leader of the clan affixed the family name to the covenant document of Nehemiah in Neh 10:19—Eng 10:18. For
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bezai
Bezai. 1. Ancestor of a group of people that returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile (Ezr 2:17; Neh 7:23).2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and others after the exile (Neh 10:18).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bezai
BEZAI1. Ancestor of a group of people who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile (Ezr 2:17; Neh 7:23).2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and others after the exile (Neh 10:18).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bezai
Bezai (bee´zi).1 The ancestor of a family group who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian exile (Ezra 2:17).2 A leader of the postexilic community in Judah who signed Ezra’s covenant to keep the law (Neh. 10:18); he may be the same person as 1.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bezai
BEZAI1. One whose descendants, numbering 323, returned from Exile with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:17; Neh 7:23).2. The name of a chief or clan that, with Nehemiah, sealed the covenant with God (Neh 10:18).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bezai
Bezai (Heb. bēṣay)The head of a family that returned from Exile under Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:17 = Neh. 7:23). One of their representatives set his seal to the renewed covenant (Neh. 10:18 [MT 19]).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bezai
Bezai [bēˊzī] (Heb. bēṣay). The head of a family that returned from Exile under Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:17 par. Neh. 7:23). One of their representatives set his seal to the renewed covenant (Neh. 10:18).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beza-i
Be´za-i (Be´za) (conqueror). “Children of Bezai,” to the number of 323, returned from captivity with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:17; Neh. 7:23; 10:18.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bezai
BE´ZAI (beʹzī). The head of one of the families who returned from Babylon to the number of 324, including himself (Ezra 2:17; Neh. 7:23), 536 b.c. Either he or his family is probably referred to (Neh. 10:18) as sealing the covenant, 445 b.c.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Bezai
BezaiBezai (beeʹzī). 1 A family group (‘sons of Bezai’) who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:17). 2 A leader of the postexilic community in Judah who signed the covenant to keep the law (Neh. 10:18); he was probably the leader of the family group.
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