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Bible Names A-G : Bilshan

Bilshan in Easton's Bible Dictionary son of the tongue; i.e., "eloquent", a man of some note who returned from the Captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2; Neh. 7:7).

Bilshan in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Ezra 2:2; Nehemiah 7:7.

Bilshan in Hitchcock's Bible Names in the tongue

Bilshan in Naves Topical Bible A Jew of the captivity Ezr 2:2; Ne 7:7

Bilshan in Smiths Bible Dictionary (eloquent), one of Zerubbabel's companions on his expedition from Babylon. Ezr 2:2; Ne 7:7 (B.C. 536).

Bilshan in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE bil'-shan (bilshan): An Israelite who returned with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:2 = Neh 7:7). The name may be explained as "inquirer" (new Hebrew and Aramaic), balash, the ("b" being an abbreviation of ben, as in bidhqar, and bimhal. Bilshan would then be a compound of ben, and lashon. J. Halevy (Revue etudes juives, X, 3) translates the name "pere de la langue," 'abh lashon. In 1 Esdras 5:8, he is called "Beelsarus," which is akin to the form "Belshar" = "Belshar-uccur" or "O Bel, protect the king." Bilshan points to "Belsun," "his lord." The rabbis take Bilshan as a surname to the preceding Mordecai.

Bilshan Scripture - Ezra 2:2 Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:

Bilshan Scripture - Nehemiah 7:7 Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, [I say], of the men of the people of Israel [was this];