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A priest and one of the leaders of the postexilic Jewish community who signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:8). He is sometimes identified with Bilgah.
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BILGAI (PERSON) [Heb bilgay (בִּלְגַּי)]. A postexilic priest and a signatory to the code of Nehemiah (Neh 10:8). He is identified by some scholars with Bilgah (Heb blgh), who is listed as one of the chief priests who returned to Jerusalem with Nehemiah (Neh 12:5, 18; see M. Newman IDB 1:438; Brockington
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
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Bilgai [Bil-gi](Hebrew origin: Self restrained)(Nehemiah 10:8). 5th century b.c. Bilgai was one of the priests who signed Nehemiah’s solemn agreement to separate themselves from the foreigners living in the land, to refrain from intermarrying with them, and to dedicate their firstborn to God, among