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Satraps of Darius
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Satrap
Satrap 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Satrap
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
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
Satrap
Satrap sāʹtrap [Heb. ʾaḥašdarpān (Ezr. 8:36; Est. 3:12; 8:9; 9:3); Aram ʾaḥašdarpan (Dnl. 3:2f, 27; 6:1–4, 6f [MT 2–5, 7f]); Old Pers xšaśapāvā; Akk. aḫšadrapannu]; AV LIEUTENANT, PRINCE. An official who ruled over a major division of the Persian empire.Herodotus (iii.89–94) stated that
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Satrap
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
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
Lieutenants
LIEUTENANTS. The translation of Heb. ˒ăhashdarpenı̂m. Persian satraps, princes or governors of provinces of the Persian Empire mentioned in Ezra (8:36) and Esther (3:12; 8:9, 9:3).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Satrap
SATRAP (Heb. aḥašdarpān; Aram. aḥašadrpān; Akkad. ah̬šad(a)rapannu; from Old Persian h̬šaṯapāvan, ‘protector of the kingdom’, originally *Median khshathrapā). Provincial governor under the Persians (Ezr. 8:36; Est. 3:12; Dn. 3:2; 6:1, etc.). The provincial system in the ancient Near East
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Satrap
SatrapTitle of provincial governors in the Persian Empire (Heb., Aram. ʾăḥašdarpān; O.Pers. xšakapāvana; Ezra 8:36; Esth. 3:12; 9:3; Dan. 3:2–3; 6:1–7). Esth. 1:1; 8:9 reports some 127 provinces in the empire, and Dan. 6:1–2 notes 120 satraps under three presidents. Herodotus lists 20 satrapies
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Satrap
Satrap [sāˊtrăp] (Heb. Aram. ˒aḥašdarpān; O.Pers. xšaśapāvana). Title of provincial governors in the Persian Empire (Ezra 8:36; Esth. 3:12; 8:9; 9:3; KJV “lieutenants” Dan. 3:2–3; 6:1–7; KJV “princes”). Herodotus lists 20 satrapies in the empire (Hist iii.89–94), while Esth. 1:1;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Satrap
SATRAP The official title given to the governor of a Persian province or satrapy (Ezra 8:36; Esth 8:9, 9:3; Dan 3:2, 6:1). Herodotus links the system of the satrapies first with Darius I, who reigned from 521 to 486 b.c. (Hist. 3.89–95). (See Persia.)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lieutenants
Lieutenants. The Hebrew achash darpan was the official title of the satraps or viceroys who governed the provinces of the Persian empire; it is rendered “prince” in Dan. 3:2; 6:1.
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