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Bilshan
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bilshan
Bilshan (בִּלְשָׁן‎, bilshan; Βεελσάρος, Beelsaros). Listed among the exiles who accompanied Zerubbabel upon his return to Judah (Ezra 2:2; Neh 7:7); also called “Beelsarus” (1 Esdras 5:8).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bilshan (Person)
BILSHAN (PERSON) [Heb bilšān (בִּלְשָׁן)]. One of the leaders of the group of returnees from Babylonian exile who is listed along with Zerubbabel in Ezra 2:2 = Neh 7:7 = 1 Esdr 5:8. The name, etymologically, is possibly an equivalent of Akkadian Belšunu (Noth IPN 63). For further discussion, see AKKUB
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bilshan
Bilshan. One, who with Nehemiah and Zerubbabel, led a group of Jews to Jerusalem following the exile (Ezr 2:2; Neh 7:7).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bilshan
Bilshan bilʹshan [Heb. bilšān; Gk. Apoc. Beelsarus (1 Esd. 5:8)]; AV and NEB Apoc. BEELSARUS. An Israelite who returned with Zerubbabel (Ezr. 2:2; Neh. 7:7). The rabbis understood Bilshan as a surname of the preceding Mordecai, though this interpretation is questionable.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bilshan
BILSHAN One, who with Nehemiah and Zerubbabel, led a group of Jews to Jerusalem following the exile (Ezr 2:2; Neh 7:7).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bilshan
BILSHAN. One of 10 or 11 chief men or princes who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:2; Neh 7:7).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bilshan
Bilshan (Heb. bilšān)A prominent Israelite who returned from the Exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2 = Neh. 7:7 = 1 Esdr. 5:8; LXX Gk. Beelsarus).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bilshan
Bilshan [bĭlˊshăn] (Heb. bils̆ān “inquirer”). A prominent Israelite who returned from the Exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2; Neh. 7:7; 1 Esdr. 5:8, LXX Gk. Beelsarus).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bilshan
Bil´shan (eloquent), one of Zerubbabel’s companions on his expedition from Babylon. Ezra 2:2; Neh. 7:7. (b.c. 536.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bilshan
BIL´SHAN (bil-shan; possibly from Akkad. Bēl-shun, “their lord”). The name of one of the leaders of the Jews who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the captivity (Ezra 2:2; Neh. 7:7), 536 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bilshan
Bilshanson of the tongue; i.e., “eloquent”, a man of some note who returned from the Captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2; Neh. 7:7).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bilshan
BILSHAN [BILL shan] — an Israelite leader who returned from Captivity in Babylonia to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2).