Bible Names A-G
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;
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