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Carkas
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Carkas
Carkas (כַּרְכַּס‎, karkas). One of the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus (Esth 1:10). With the other chamberlains, Carkas was instructed to bring Queen Vashti to the royal feast (Esth 1:10–11).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Carkas
Carkas. One of seven eunuchs or palace officers serving as personal aides to King Ahasuerus (Xerxes). Carkas and his fellows were sent to bring Queen Vashti to a feast hosted by the king (Est 1:10, kjv Carcas).
Carcas
Carcas. kjv spelling of Carkas, one of King Ahasuerus’ seven counselors, in Esther 1:10.See Carkas.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carkas
Carkas kär̀kəs [Heb. karkas]; AV, NEB, CARCAS. One of seven chamberlains ordered to summon Queen Vashti before King Ahasuerus (Est. 1:10) The Targum allegorizes the first five of the names.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Carcas
CARCAS. One of seven chamberlains ordered to summon Queen Vashti before King Ahasuerus (Est 1:10).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Carkas
Carkas (Heb. karkas)One of the eunuchs serving as chamberlain to the Persian king Ahasuerus (Esth. 1:10).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Carkas
Carkas [kärˊkəs] (Heb. karkas, possibly “vulture”). One of the seven eunuchs of Ahasuerus, the king of Persia, serving as his chamberlains (Esth. 1:10; KJV, NIV “Carcas”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Carcas
Car´cas (severe), the seventh of the seven “chamberlains,” i.e., eunuchs, of King Ahasuerus. Esther 1:10. (b.c. 483.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Carcas
CARCAS (carʹcas). One of the seven eunuchs of King Ahasuerus (or Xerxes, NIV) of Persia (Esther 1:10).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Carcas
CARCAS [KAHR cuss] — one of the seven eunuchs, or chamberlains, who had charge of the harem of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) of Persia (Esth. 1:10; Carkas, NRSV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CARCAS
CARCAS<kar’-kas> (כַּרַכַּס‎ [karkac]): One of seven chamberlains, ordered to summon Queen Vashti before King Ahasuerus (Est 1:10). The Targum allegorizes the first five of the names.
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