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Bible Names A-G: Bigthan


Bigthan in Easton's Bible Dictionary one of the eunuchs who "kept the door" in the court of Ahasuerus. With Teresh he conspired against the king's life. Mordecai detected the conspiracy, and the culprits were hanged (Esther 2:21-23; 6:1-3).

Bigthan in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Persian and Sanskrit, Bagadana, "gift of fortune" (Esther 2:21; Esther 6:2). "Wroth," because degraded at the same time as Queen Vashti, and a keeper of the door, Bigthan with Teresh "sought to lay bands on Ahasuerus." Detected by Mordecai, he was hanged. The Septuagint states that the conspirators' cause of wrath was Mordecai's advancement; but Mordecai was not advanced until subsequently, in reward for detecting the conspiracy (Esther 6).

Bigthan in Hitchcock's Bible Names in the press; giving meat

Bigthan in Naves Topical Bible A conspiring Persian courtier Es 2:21-23; 6:2

Bigthan in Smiths Bible Dictionary (gift of God), a eunuch (chamberlain, Authorized Version) in the court of Ahasuerus, one of those "who kept the door," and conspired with Teresh against the king's life. Es 2:21 (B.C. 479.)

Bigthan in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE big'-than big-tha'-na (bighethan, bighethana'; Septuagint omits name): One of the two chamberlains or eunuchs of Xerxes ("Ahasuerus") who conspired against the king's life, the conspiracy being detected by Mordecai and the culprits hanged (Est 2:21). Possibly these men had been partially superseded by the degradation of Vashti and were thus prompted to take revenge on Xerxes.

Bigthan Scripture - Esther 2:21 In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king's gate, two of the king's chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.

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