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BISHLAM (PERSON) [Heb bišlām (בִּשְׁלָם)]. One of several men who were party to a letter written to King Artaxerxes of Persia (Ezra 4:7 = 1 Esdr 2:16). The Heb word is thus understood to be a proper name by 1 Esdras (LXX 2:14)—Bēlemos—a transliteration Torrey (1908) suggests resulted from the accidental
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Bishlam [bĭshˊləm] (Heb. bišlām, possibly “peaceful”). One of the Persian officials who sent a letter to King Artaxerxes I objecting to the building activities at Jerusalem (Ezra 4:7). It is more likely that Bishlam is not a personal name, but rather an Aramaic term meaning “son of peace” (cf. LXX
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Bishlam [Bish-luhm](Hebrew origin: In peace)(Ezra 4:7). 6th century b.c. Bishlam, Tabeel, and Mithredath, the non-Jews who lived in the land of Israel, offered to help the returnees from Babylon in the reconstruction of the Temple. When their offer was rejected, they became offended and angry. As an