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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dinaite
Dinaite. Postexilic group involved in a protest to Artaxerxes about the rebuilding of the Jerusalem temple (Ezr 4:9 kjv). The name is evidently an Aramaic title, “judge” (rsv); such judges are mentioned in 5th century bc. Aramaic administrative papyri.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dinaites
Dinaites dīʹnə-its [Aram dînāyē’]. A people mentioned in Ezr. 4:9 as settled in the city of Samaria by Osnapper (Ashurbanipal). According to the context the word is not a gentilic but a title, rendered “judges” in the RSV. The word is mentioned frequently in the Aramaic papyri of the 5th cent. b.c.,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dinaites
DINAITES* Postexilic group involved in a protest to Artaxerxes about the rebuilding of the Jerusalem temple (Ezr 4:9, kjv). The name is evidently an Aramaic title for “judge” (rsv); such judges are mentioned in fifth-century bc Aramaic administrative papyri.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dinaites
DINAITES. A name found in the KJV of Ezr 4:9, formerly understood as that of a people brought as colonists by Ashurbanipal (Asnapper) to Samaria. The word, however, is an official Aramaic title meaning “the judges” (so RSV, Jerusalem Bible, etc.), as the 5th cen. b.c. Elephantine papyri have shown.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dinaites
Dinaites [dīˊnə īts] (Aram. dînāyē˒). According to the KJV, the name of a people deported by Osnapper (Assurbanipal) to Samaria (Ezra 4:9). The RSV, JB, and NIV render the term as an official title, “judges” (cf. LXX Dinaioi).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dinaites
Di´naites, Ezra 4:9, the name of some of the Cuthæan colonists who were placed in the cities of Samaria after the captivity of the ten tribes.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dinaite
DI´NAITE (dīʹna-īt). A name given to a part of the colonists placed in Samaria after it was taken by the Assyrians (Ezra 4:9, KJV; the NIV has “judges”). “They remained under the dominion of Persia, and took part with their fellow-colonists in opposition to the Jews under Artaxerxes, but nothing more
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dinaites
DINAITES [DIE nuh ites] — a people sent by Osnapper (Ashurbanipal), king of Assyria, to colonize the cities of Samaria after the Captivity (Ezra 4:9).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DINAITES
DINAITES<di’-na-its> ([דִּינָיֵא‎, dinaye’]): A people mentioned in Ezra 4:9, as settled in the city of Samaria by Osnappar (Assurbanipal). The identification is uncertain.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dinaite
DINAITE (Dīʹ nȧ īt) KJV transliteration of Aramaic word in Ezra 4:9. Modern translations translate the word as “judges.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Dinaite
Dinaite di’nay-it. According to the KJV, the Dinaites were an ethnic group that, with others, complained to the Persian monarch Artaxerxes against the Jewish rebuilding of the temple (Ezra 4:9). This rendering follows the MT, dînāyēʾ, but most scholars revocalize this Aramaic word to dayyānayyāʾ,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dinaites
DINAITES, dīʹna-īts (דִּינָיֵא‎, dīnāyē’): A people mentioned in Ezr 4:9, as settled in the city of Samaria by Osnappar (Assurbanipal). The identification is uncertain.