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Hegai
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hegai
Hegai (הֵגֶא‎, hege'). A eunuch in the court of Ahasuerus who was in charge of the royal harem (Esth 2:3–15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hegai (Person)
HEGAI (PERSON) [Heb hēgay (הֵגַי‎); hēgeʾ (הֵגֶא)]. A eunuch in charge of one of the harems of king Ahasuerus (Esth 2:3, 8, 15). His specific office, “the keeper of the women” (Heb šômēr hannāšı̂m), entailed the supervision of a harem of virgin girls within the royal palace, in order to prepare
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hegai, Hege
Hegai, Hege. Chamberlain of Ahasuerus and keeper of his harem when Esther was chosen as queen (Est 2:3, kjv Hege).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hegai
Hegai hēʹgī [Heb. hēg̱ay (Est. 2:8, 15), hēg̱ēʾ (2:3); Gk. Gaí]; AV HEGE. A eunuch under the Persian king Ahasuerus. Hegai was placed in charge of the young women from whom Esther, Queen Vashti’s successor, was chosen.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hegai, Hege
HEGAI, HEGE* Chamberlain of Ahasuerus and keeper of his harem when Esther was chosen as queen (Est 2:3).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hegai
Hegai (heg´i), a eunuch of King Ahasuerus of Persia; he was in charge of the royal harem, and Esther was placed in his custody before she was called before the king (Esther 2:3, 8, 15).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hegai
HEGAI. The officer of King Ahasuerus in charge of the fair virgins from whom the successor to Vashti, the deposed queen, was to be taken (Est 2:8, 15). The name is also spelled Hege (Est 2:3).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hegai
Hegai (Heb. hēg̱ay, hēg̱ēʾ)A eunuch of the Persian king Ahasuerus in charge of the royal harem. He won the trust of Esther when she was preparing to meet Ahasuerus (Esth. 2:3, 8, 15).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hegai
Hegai [hĕgˊī] (Heb. hēg̱ay, hēg̱ē˒). A eunuch of the Persian king Ahasuerus who was in charge of the royal harem. He won the trust of Esther when she was preparing for her meeting with Ahasuerus (Esth. 2:3, 8, 15). At v. 3 the KJV reads “Hege.”
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hegai
HEGAI A eunuch in the court of King Ahasuerus (Esth 2:3, 8, 15). His chief duty was to serve as overseer of a royal harem.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hegai
Hega´i (eunuch), one of the eunuchs of the court of Ahasuerus. Esther 2:8, 15. (b.c. 474.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hegai
HEG´AI (hegʹī). The eunuch having charge of the harem of Ahasuerus, and the preparation of the females sought as concubines for him (Esther 2:3, 8, 15), about 478 b.c.
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