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Satraps of Darius
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A viceroy or vassal ruler placed over the provinces in the neo-Babylonian and Persian empires (Esth 3:12; 8:9; 9:3; Dan 3:2; 6:1; Ezra 8:36). For further information on Persian provincial rulers, see this article: Palestine, Administration of, Persian.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
SATRAP. The governor of a province or satrapy of the Achaemenid empire. Herodotus (3.89ff) informs us that Darius I (521–486 b.c.) reorganized the empire into a total of twenty satrapies and placed a satrap (Old Persian xsacapaban = satrap = “protector of the kingdom/kingship”) in charge of each province,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Satrap. Governor who held jurisdiction over a number of provinces within the king’s domain. This official represented the authority of the king in both civil and military matters, and supplied the means for maintaining the king’s sovereignty over the whole empire. Satraps were listed among the high ranking
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SATRAP* Governor who held jurisdiction over a number of provinces within the king’s domain. This official represented the authority of the king in both civil and military matters, and supplied the means for maintaining the king’s sovereignty over the whole empire. Satraps were listed among the high-ranking
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
satrap (say´trap), a provincial governor among the Achaemenid Persians. The word, originally Persian and taken over by the Hebrews and Greeks, occurs in the Bible only in the plural (Esther 3:12; Dan. 3:2). According to Dan. 6:1, “It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary