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Bezai (chief)
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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 Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Bezai [Bee-zi](Hebrew origin: Domineering)(Ezra 2:17). Unspecified date. Bezai was the ancestor of a clan that returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian Exile.(Nehemiah 10:18). 5th century b.c. Bezai was one of the leaders who signed Nehemiah’s solemn agreement to separate themselves from the foreigners
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BEZAI bee´zi [בֵּצָיbetsay; Βασσαί Bassai, Βεσι Besi, Βασου Basou]. 1. One of those who sealed Ezra’s covenant (Neh 10:18).2. A family group of 323 members (Ezra 2:17; 1 Esd 5:16) or 324 (Neh 7:23) that returned to Judah with Zerubbabel after the exile.
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