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Bilgah (priest under David)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bilgah the Priest under David
Bilgah the Priest under David (בִּלְגָּה‎, bilgah). A leader of one of the 24 priestly families whose time of service was determined by lot in 1 Chr 24:1–19. Bilgah received the 15th lot (1 Chr 24:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bilgah (Person)
BILGAH (PERSON) [Heb bilgâ (בִּלְגָּה)] Var. BILGAI. Bilgah appears as a name for an individual only in 1 Chronicles and Nehemiah. 1 Chronicles identifies a priest Bilgah as a contemporary of David. Three priestly Bilgahs appear in Nehemiah. Yet the presence of Bilgah in the reign of David represents
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bilgah
Bilgah. 1. Head of the 15th of 24 divisions of priests whom King David assigned to official duties in the temple (1 Chr 24:14).2. Priest who returned to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel’s leadership after the exile (Neh 12:18). He is perhaps identifiable with Bilgai in Nehemiah 10:8.See Bilgai.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bilgah
Bilgah bilʹgə [Heb. bilgâ—‘cheerfulness,’ ‘brightness’]. A priest or priestly family (1 Ch. 24:14); the fifteenth of twenty-four divisions of priests who officiated in the temple. A chief of the priests by this name is listed among those who returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:5, 18); he is
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bilgah
BILGAH1. Head of the 15th of 24 divisions of priests whom King David assigned to official duties in the temple (1 Chr 24:14).2. Priest who returned to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel’s leadership after the exile (Neh 12:18). He is perhaps identifiable with Bilgai in Nehemiah 10:8. See Bilgai.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bilgah
BILGAH1. A descendant of Aaron, and in the time of David head of the 15th of the 24 divisions of the priests who officiated in the temple (1 Chr 24:14).2. A priest or priestly family who accompanied Zerubbabel on the return from Captivity (Neh 12:5, 18).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bilgah
Bilgah (Heb. bilgâ)1. The head of a priestly family, the fifteenth of the divisions in service at the time of David (1 Chr. 24:14).2. The leader of a family of priests who returned from the Exile with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:5, 18).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bilgah
Bil´gah (first-born).1. A priest in the time of David; the head of the fifteenth course for the temple service. 1 Chron. 24:14. (b.c. 1015.)2. A priest or priestly family who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel and Jeshua. Neh. 12:5, 18. (b.c. 536.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bilgah
BIL´GAH (bilʹga; “cheerfulness”).1. Head of the fifteenth division for the Temple service, as arranged by David (1 Chron. 24:14), about 989 b.c.2. A priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel and Jeshua (Neh. 12:5, 18), 536 b.c. Perhaps the same as Bilgai (10:8).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bilgah
Bilgahcheerful. (1.) The head of the fifteenth sacerdotal course for the temple service (1 Chr. 24:14). (2.) A priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:5, 18).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bilgah
BILGAH [BILL guh] — the name of two men in the Old Testament:1. Chief of the 15th group of priests officiating in Temple service in King David’s time (1 Chr. 24:14).2. A chief of the priests who returned from the Captivity with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:5, 18). He is also called Bilgai (Neh. 10:8).
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