First Bodyguard of Darius
The first among three bodyguards who present a resonable argument to king Darius.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bodyguard [Heb. mišma‘aṯ] (1 S. 22:14; 2 S. 23:23; 1 Ch. 11:25); AV BIDDING (1 S. 22:14), GUARD; NEB STAFF, HOUSEHOLD; [šōmēr lerō’šî] (1 S. 28:2); AV “keeper of mine head”; [ṭabbāḥîm] (2 K. 25:8; Jer. 52:12); AV GUARD; [Gk. hoi sōmatophýlakes] (1 Esd. 3:4); AV GUARD. It appears that
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bodyguard. A person or persons rendering physical protection to someone else, usually a high dignitary. David was the captain of Saul’s bodyguard (Heb. mišma˓aṯ, 1 Sam. 22:14; KJV “bidding”) and later the bodyguard of King Achish of Philistia (28:2, Heb. šōmēr lerō˒šî; KJV “keeper of
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BODY-GUARD<bod’-i-gard>: The expression occurs in Apocrypha (1 Esdras 3:4), “the body-guard that kept the king’s person.”
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BODYGUARD Person or group of persons whose duty it is to protect another from physical harm. In the OT soldiers were included among the king’s bodyguard because of acts of bravery. Members of a king’s bodyguard mentioned in the Bible include: David (1 Sam. 22:14; 28:2), Benaiah ben Jehoiada (2 Sam. 23:23),
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
bodyguard. This term suggests both the nature of the person and his duties. He was one who guarded the bodily person of the superior to whom he was assigned, usually one of royalty. David has the distinction of being the first one mentioned in Scripture to hold such office. Priest Ahimelech, in his defense
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BODY-GUARD, bodʹi-gärd: The expression occurs in Apoc (1 Esd 3:4), “the body-guard that kept the king’s person.”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BODYGUARD [טַבָּחtabbakh]. An individual or group charged with the protection of another, particularly of a king. The most common term, tabbakh, also means “slaughterer” (and sometimes “cook”), and is found in reference to Potiphar (sar hattabbakhim [שַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים], “chief of the guard”; Gen 37:36
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