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Bigtha
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bigtha
Bigtha (בִּגְתָא‎, bigtha'). One of the seven eunuchs or chamberlains who oversaw King Xerxes’ (Ahasuerus) harem and was commanded to bring Vashti to the king’s banquet (Esth 1:10).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bigtha
Bigtha. Eunuch who served King Ahasuerus of Persia. He and six others were in charge of the royal household (Est 1:10). He is perhaps identifiable with Bigthan in Esther 2:21 and Bigthana in 6:2.See Bigthan, Bigthana.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bigtha
Bigtha bigʹthə [Heb. big̱eṯā’; Gk. Barazi, B Bōrazē, A Oarebōa]. One of the seven eunuchs or chamberlains having charge of the harem of King Xerxes (Ahasuerus) and commanded to bring Vashti to the king’s banquet (Est. 1:10).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bigtha
BIGTHA Eunuch who served King Ahasuerus of Persia. He and six others were in charge of the royal household (Est 1:10). He is perhaps identifiable with Bigthana in Esther 2:21; 6:2.See also Bigthan, Bigthana.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bigtha
BIGTHA. One of the seven eunuchs or chamberlains in charge of the harem of the Persian king Xerxes (Ahasuerus). He was commanded to bring Vashti to the king’s banquet (Est 1:10–11).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bigtha
Bigtha (Heb. big̱ṯāʾ)One of the seven eunuchs or chamberlains of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Esth. 1:10; cf. O. Pers. Bagadāna, Bagadāta, “gift of God”).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bigtha
Bigtha [bĭgˊthə] (Heb. big̱eṯā˒, possibly from Pers. bagadana, bagadata “gift of God”). One of the seven eunuchs or chamberlains of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Esth. 1:10).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bigtha
Big´tha (gift of God), one of the seven chamberlains or eunuchs of the harem of King Ahasuerus. Esther 1:10. (b.c. 483.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bigtha
BIG´THA (bigʹtha; from Old Persian baga + da, “gift of God”). One of the seven eunuchs or chamberlains who had charge of the harem of Xerxes (Ahasuerus) and were commanded by him to bring in Queen Vashti to the banquet (Esther 1:10), 486–465 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bigtha
Bigthagarden, or gift of fortune, one of the seven eunuchs or chamberlains who had charge of the harem of Ahasuerus (Esther 1:10).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bigtha
BIGTHA [BIG thuh] (gift of God) — one of the seven eunuchs, or chamberlains, who had charge of the harem of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) of Persia (Esth. 1:10).
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