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Shethar boznai

("star of splendour".) A Persian officer commanding "on this side the river" under Tatnai the satrap, in Darius Hystaspes' reign (Ezra 5:3; Ezra 5:6; Ezra 6:6; Ezra 6:13). Shethar Boznai with Tatnai and the Apharsachites tried to hinder the building of the temple under Zerubbabel, writing to Darius (Ezra 5) that search should be made whether the decree of Cyrus for its restoration, which the Jews alleged, was to be found in the house of the rolls at Babylon. On its being found at Achmetha, or Ecbatana, Darius ordered the work to proceed, and that Shethar Boznai, etc., should help with contributions from the king's goods, and with animal victims, and wheat, salt, wine, and oil. Shethar Boznai and the others thereupon did so speedily.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'shethar boznai' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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