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Bigthan
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bigthan
Bigthan (בִּגְתָן‎, bigthan). Also Bigthana. One of King Ahasuerus’ eunuchs. He plotted with Teresh to kill Ahasuerus but was foiled by Mordecai (Esth 2:21–23; 6:2).
Gabatha
Gabatha (Γαβαθα, Gabatha). One of the eunuchs who served as guardian for King Ahasuerus (Esth 2:21; 6:2). Gabatha is a Greek variation used in the Septuagint for the name Bigthan found in the Masoretic Text. Together with Teresh, Gabatha developed a plot against King Ahasuerus (Esth 2:21; 6:2) that Mordecai
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bigthan (Person)
BIGTHAN (PERSON) [Heb bigtān (בִּגְתָּן‎), bigtānāʾ (בִּגְתָּנָא)]. Guardian of the entrance to King Ahasuerus’ private chambers (Esth 2:21, 6:2) (cf. Herodotus 3.77, 118, 120; Loretz 1967; Rüger 1969). With his associate TERESH, he plotted to assassinate Ahasuerus but was exposed by Mordecai (Esth
Gabatha (Person)
GABATHA (PERSON) [Gk Gabatha (Γαβαθα)]. Var. BIGTHAN. One of the eunuchs who conspired against King Ahasuerus, according to the Greek Additions to Esther (Add A; 12:1). The name Gabatha appears in the LXX in passages where the MT has BIGTHAN (Esth 2:21; 6:2). The variants Gabbathan and Bagathan (appearing
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bigthan, Bigthana
Bigthan, Bigthana. Eunuch who served King Ahasuerus of Persia as a palace guard. He and a fellow guard named Teresh planned an assassination attempt on the king’s life. When their plot was overheard by Queen Esther’s uncle Mordecai, the two conspirators were executed (Est 2:21–23; 6:2, Bigthana). In
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bigthan
Bigthan bigʹthən; BIGTHANA big-thaʹnə [Heb. big̱eṯān, big̱eṯānā’]. One of the two chamberlains or eunuchs of Xerxes (Ahasuerus) who conspired against the king’s life and were hanged after the conspiracy was detected by Mordecai (Est. 2:21; 6:2). Possibly these men had been partially superseded
Gabatha
Gabatha gabʹə-thə [Gk. Gabatha]. A eunuch of Artaxerxes the Great (Ad. Est. 12:1).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bigthan, Bigthana
BIGTHAN*, BIGTHANA Eunuch who served King Ahasuerus of Persia as a palace guard. He and a fellow guard named Teresh planned an assassination attempt on the king’s life. When their plot was overheard by Queen Esther’s uncle Mordecai, the two conspirators were executed (Est 2:21–23; 6:2, “Bigthana”).See
Gabatha
GABATHA* Alternate name for Bigthan, one of Ahasuerus’s eunuchs (Add Est 12:1). See Bigthan, Bigthana.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bigthan, Bigthana
BIGTHAN, BIGTHANA. BIGTHANA. One of two eunuchs or chamberlains of Xerxes (Ahasuerus) whose conspiracy against the king was known to Mordecai. Upon Mordecai’s testimony through Queen Esther, the men were hanged (Est 2:21; 6:2). Bigthan was possibly identical with Bigtha (q.v.).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bigthan
Bigthan (Heb. big̱ĕṯān), BIGTHANA (big̱ĕṯānaʾ)A eunuch and courtier of King Ahasuerus who with his fellow courtier Teresh conspired against the king (Esth. 2:21; cf. Pers. Bagadāna, “gift of God”). Upon discovering their plot, Mordecai convinced his cousin Queen Esther to inform the king, who
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bigthana
Bigthana [bĭgˊthə nə] (Heb. big̱eṯāna˒, 6:2; both forms possibly from Pers. bagadana, bagadata “gift of God”). A eunuch and courtier of King Ahasuerus who with his fellow courtier Teresh conspired against the king (2:21). Upon discovering their plot, Mordecai, the cousin of Queen Esther, had Esther
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bigthan
BIGTHAN One of the eunuchs who guarded the entrance to King Ahasuerus’s private chambers (Esth 2:21; 6:2).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bigthan
Big´than, or Big´thana (gift of God), a eunuch (chamberlain, Authorized Version) in the court of Ahasuerus, one of those “who kept the door,” and conspired with Teresh against the king’s life. Esther 2:21. (b.c. 479.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bigthan
BIG´THAN, or Bigtha´na (bigʹthan or big-thaʹna; Old Pers., cf. Bigtha). One of the officials of Xerxes (Ahasuerus) who “guarded the door.” He conspired with Teresh against the life of the king and, being exposed by Mordecai, was hanged with his fellow conspirator (Esther 2:21; 6:2), 486–465 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bigthan
Bigthanone of the eunuchs who “kept the door” in the court of Ahasuerus. With Teresh he conspired against the king’s life. Mordecai detected the conspiracy, and the culprits were hanged (Esther 2:21–23; 6:1–3).
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