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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pochereth-Hazzebaim (פֹּכֶרֶת הַצְּבָיִים‎, pokhereth hatstsevayim). Ancestor of a family of Solomon’s servants (Ezra 2:57; Neh 7:59).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pochereth-Hazzebaim (Person)
POCHERETH-HAZZEBAIM (PERSON) [Heb pōkeret haṣṣĕbāyı̂m (פֹּכֶרֶת הַצְּבָיִים)]. Head of a family belonging to Solomon’s servants who had returned from the Babylonian Exile (Ezra 2:57 [= Neh 7:59; 1 Esdr 5:34]). The list in Ezra-Nehemiah implies that this return took place immediately in response
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pochereth-Hazzebaim, Pochereth of Zebaim
Pochereth-Hazzebaim, Pochereth of Zebaim. Head of a family of Solomon’s servants who returned from the exile with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:57; Neh 7:59). The kjv renders the name Pochereth of Zebaim, making the latter part a place name.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pochereth-Hazzebaim pō-kerʹəth-haz-ə-bāʹəm [Heb. pōḵereṯ haṣṣeḇāyîm—‘binder (fem) of the gazelles’] (Ezr. 2:57; Neh. 7:59; 1 Esd. 5:34); AV POCHERETH OF ZEBAIM, PHACARETH … SABI (1 Esd. 5:34); NEB also PHACERETH … SABIE (1 Esd. 5:34). One of the sons of Solomon’s servants who was head of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
POCHERETH. The head of a family returning to Palestine under Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:57; Neh 7:59). He was included in a group called the “children of Solomon’s servants.” In Heb. pokereth appears with ṣbāim (“gazelles”), and the name thus means “binder of the gazelles.” Several of the modern versions simply
ZEBAIM. The name of a group of descendants of Solomon’s temple servants who returned from Captivity (Ezr 2:57; Neh 7:59). Little is known of their history or function. They may have been Canaanite prisoners of war who became state slaves (Isaac Mendelsohn, “State Slavery in Ancient Palestine,” BASOR
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pochereth-Hazzebaim (Heb. pōḵereṯ haṣṣĕḇāyɩ̂m)The progenitor of a family of Solomon’s servants whose descendants returned from exile (Ezra 2:57 = Neh. 7:59). The Hebrew term appears to be a feminine proper name or the name of an office, meaning “gazelle hunter.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pochereth-Hazzebaim [pŏkˊə rĕth hăzˊə bāˊəm] (Heb. pōḵereṯ haṣṣeḇāyîm). The progenitor of a family of Solomon’s servants whose descendants returned from exile (Ezra 2:57 par. Neh. 7:59). While zebaim could be an otherwise unknown place name (KJV “Pochereth of Zebaim”), the entire Hebrew
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Poch´ereth. The children of Pochereth of Zebaim were among the children of Solomon’s servants who returned with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:57; Neh. 7:59.
Zeba´im (the gazelles), mentioned in the catalogue of the families of “Solomon’s slaves” who returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:57; Neh. 7:59.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
POCH´ERETH-HAZZEBA´IM (pokʹe-reth-ha-ze-baʹim; “binder of the gazelles”), Pok´ereth-Hazzeba´im (NIV). A man whose sons were among “Solomon’s servants” who returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:55, 57; Neh. 7:57, 59), before 536 b.c. The KJV reads “Pochereth of Zebaim.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Zebaim(Ezra 2:57; Neh. 7:59). “Pochereth of Zebaim” should be read as in the Revised Version, “Pochereth-hazzebaim” (“snaring the antelopes”), probably the name of some hunter.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
POCHERETH–ZEBAIM [POCK eh reth zeh BAY im] (binder of gazelles) — a servant of Solomon whose descendants returned from the Captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:57; Neh. 7:59; Pokereth–Hazzebaim, NIV). Some scholars believe this reference may be to Zeboim (Neh. 11:34), a town occupied by Benjamites after
ZEBAIM [zeh BAY em] (gazelles) — the home of Pochereth, whose descendants returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:57; Neh. 7:59).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
POCHERETH-HAZZEBAIM<pok’-e-reth>, <po’-ke-reth>, <po-ke’-reth>, <-ha-ze-ba’-im> ([פֹּכֶרֶת הַצְּבָיִם, pokhereth hatstsebhayim] (Ezra 2:57), or [פּ הַצְּבָיִים, pokhereth ha-tsebhayim] (Nehemiah 7:59), “binder (feminine) of the gazelles”): Name of the head of a post-exilic family. The first word
PHACARETH<fak’-a-reth> ([Φακαρέθ, Phakareth], but Codex Vaticanus, followed by Swete, correctly reads [Φ. Σαβειή, Sabeie], together, Codex Alexandrinus followed by the King James Version reading “sons of Sabie,” as a distinct family, 1 Esdras 5:34): The same as “Pochereth-hazzebaim” of Ezra
SABIE<sa’-bi-e> ([Σαβειή, Sabeie], or [Σαβιή, Sabie]; the King James Version Sabi): In 1 Esdras 5:34 both the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American), following Codex Alexandrinus, read “the sons of Phacareth, the sons of Sabie” (the King James Version “Sabi”) for the
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