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Carshena
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Carshena
Carshena (כַּרְשְׁנָא‎, karshena'). An advisor to Ahasuerus and one of the seven princes of Persia and Media (Esth 1:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Carshena (Person)
CARSHENA (PERSON) [Heb karšĕnāʾ (כַּרְשְׁנָא)]. One of the seven princes of Persia and Media who were the advisers of King Ahasuerus (Esth 1:14). These men were the most prominent at the court (lit. “sat first in the kingdom”) and had the privilege of personal audience with the king (lit. “saw the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Carshena
Carshena. One of seven princes who were wise men of Persia and Media, and whom King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) consulted for legal advice (Est 1:14).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carshena
Carshena kär̀shə-nə, kär-shḕnə [Heb. karšenā’]. The first named among the “seven princes of Persia and Media” under Ahasuerus (Est. 1:14). See Princes, The Seven.
Princes, the Seven
Princes, the Seven Seven princes named in Est. 1:14: Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan (cf. the LXX, which has only 3 names). Memucan is the spokesman for the group. These names seem to be Persian in origin, but they are difficult to identify and bear little resemblance
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Carshena
CARSHENA One of seven princes who were wise men of Persia and Media, and whom King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) consulted for legal advice (Est 1:14).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Carshena
CARSHENA. The first named among the “seven princes of Persia and Media” under King Ahasuerus (Est 1:14).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Carshena
Carshena (Heb. karšĕnāʾ)One of the seven princes of the Medes and Persians called to advise King Ahasuerus (Esth. 1:14).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Carshena
Carshena [kär shēˊnə] (Heb. karšenā˒, possibly from Pers. keresna “black”). The first mentioned of the seven princes of the kingdom of the Medes and the Persians called to advise King Ahasuerus (Esth. 1:14). They may have been experts in the law.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Carshena
CARSHENA One of the seven princes of Persia and Media who served as counselors to King Ahasuerus (Esth 1:14).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Carshena
Carshe´na (illustrious), one of the seven princes of Persia and Media. Esther 1:14.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Carshena
CARSHE´NA (kar-sheʹna). The first named of the seven “wise men” or chief rulers of the court of Xerxes (Ahasuerus), with whom he consulted as to what course he should pursue toward Vashti, who had refused to appear at the royal banquet (Esther 1:14). The name is evidently Old Persian, signifying “plowman.”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Carshena
CARSHENA [kahr SHE nuh] — a high Persian official at Shushan (Susa). He was one of seven princes “who had access to the king’s presence” (Esth. 1:14). The “king” was Ahasuerus, generally identified as Xerxes I (485–464 b.c.).
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