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Gabbai
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Benjaminite who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile (Neh 11:8). Gabbai is mentioned alongside Sallai (סַלָּ֑י‎, sallay). Some translations render the phrase גַּבַּ֣י סַלָּ֑י‎ (gabbay sallay) not as two proper names but as a descriptive phrase: “mighty men” or “men of valor.” However, such a translation decision is based on emending the text, not a textual variant.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gabbai
Gabbai (גַּבַּי‎, gabbay). A Benjaminite who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile (Neh 11:8). Gabbai is mentioned alongside Sallai (סַלָּ֑י‎, sallay). Some translations render the phrase גַּבַּ֣י סַלָּ֑י‎ (gabbay sallay) not as two proper names but as a descriptive phrase: “mighty men” or “men
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gabbai (Person)
GABBAI (PERSON) [Heb gabbay (גַּבַּי)]. Benjaminite and a postexilic resident of Jerusalem, cited along with Sallai in Neh 11:8. The use of the phrase “after him,” the absence of a conjunction between the names, and the lack of parallels has suggested to some scholars that the text is corrupt. Those
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gabbai
Gabbai. Head of a family that returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile (Neh 11:8).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gabbai
Gabbai gabʹī [Heb gabbay; LXX Gk. Gēbē]. One of the chiefs of the Benjaminites in Jerusalem after the return from Exile in Babylonia (Neh. 11:8). Some (e.g., KoB, p. 106; BH) suggest reading gibbōrê ḥayil, “mighty men,” on the basis of v 14 and 1 Ch. 9:8f.; but cf. J. Myers, comm. on Nehemiah
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gabbai
GABBAI Head of a family that returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile (Neh 11:8).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gabbai
GABBAI (“tax collector,” “exactor of tribute”). A prominent Benjamite among a tenth of the people selected to reside in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity (Neh 11:8).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gabbai
Gabbai (Heb. gabbay)A Benjaminite who lived in Jerusalem following the Exile (Neh. 11:8). Some scholars regard the text as corrupt and emend to read “mighty men of valor” (Heb. gibbōrê ḥayil; cf. Neh. 11:14).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gabbai
Gabbai [găb́ī] (Heb. gabbay).† A Benjaminite who lived in Jerusalem following the Exile (Neh. 11:8). Some scholars regard the text as corrupt and emend to read “mighty men of valor” (Heb. gibbōrê ḥayil; JB “his kinsmen”; cf. v. 14).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gabba-i
Gab´ba-i (tax-gatherer), apparently the head of an important family of Benjamin resident at Jerusalem. Neh. 11:8. (b.c. before 536.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gabbai
GAB´BAI (gabʹa-ī; “tax gatherer”). A chief of the tribe of Benjamin who settled in Jerusalem after the captivity (Neh. 11:8), before 445 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gabbai
GABBAI [GAB eye] — a chief of the tribe of Benjamin who lived in Jerusalem after the Captivity (Neh. 11:8).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GABBAI
GABBAI<gab’-a-i> ([גַּבַּי‎, gabbay], “collector”): One of the chiefs of the Benjamites in Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity (Neh 11:8).