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Giddel (temple servant)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Giddel the Temple Servant
Giddel, Ancestor of Temple Servants (גִּדֵּל‎, giddel). Listed as an ancestor of a family of temple servants (Ezra 2:47; Neh 7:49).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Giddel (Person)
GIDDEL (PERSON) [Heb giddēl (גִּדֵּל)]. The name of two individuals present in the postexilic writings.1. A temple servant who was the progenitor of a family which returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:47 = Neh 7:49). Although 1 Esdras is often assumed to have compiled from Ezra and Nehemiah,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Giddel
Giddel. 1. Ancestor of a group of temple assistants that returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (Ezr 2:47; Neh 7:49).2. Another ancestor of a group of people that returned with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile (Ezr 2:56; Neh 7:58).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Giddel
1. The name of the head of a family of temple servants (Ezr. 2:47 par Neh. 7:49); it occurs “Cathua” in 1 Esd. 5:30.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Giddel
GIDDEL1. Ancestor of a group of temple assistants who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (Ezr 2:47; Neh 7:49).2. Ancestor of a group of King Solomon’s servants who returned with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile (Ezr 2:56; Neh 7:58).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Giddel
Giddel (gid´uhl).1 The ancestor of a family of temple servants (Ezra 2:47; Neh. 7:49).2 The name of an ancestor of a family of Solomon’s servants (Ezra 2:56; Neh. 7:58).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Giddel
GIDDEL1. The name of the head of a family of temple servants called Nethinim (Ezr 2:47; Neh 7:49).2. Ancestor of one of the families of “Solomon’s servants” among the returned exiles (Ezr 2:56; Neh 7:58; cf. 1 Kgs 9:21).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Giddel
Giddel (Heb. giddēl)1. A temple servant whose descendants returned with Zerubbabel from the Exile (Ezra 2:47 = Neh. 7:49).2. A servant of Solomon whose descendants returned with Zerubbabel from the Exile (Ezra 2:56 = Neh. 7:58).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Giddel
Gid´del (very great).1. Children of Giddel were among the Nethinim who returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:47; Neh. 7:49.2. Bene-Giddel were also among the “servants of Solomon” who returned to Judea in the same caravan. Ezra 2:56; Neh. 7:58. (b.c. 536.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Giddel
GID´DEL (gidʹel).The name of two men whose descendants returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel.1. One of the Temple servants (Ezra 2:47; Neh. 7:49), before 536 b.c.2. One of “Solomon’s servants,” i.e., perhaps of the Canaanite tribes enslaved by Solomon (Ezra 2:56; Neh. 7:58; cf. 1 Kings 9:21),
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Giddel
GIDDEL [GID dell] (magnified) — the name of two men whose descendants returned from the Captivity to Jerusalem:1. The ancestor of a family of Nethinim (Temple servants) who returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:47).2. The ancestor of a family of Solomon’s servants (Neh. 7:58).
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