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    Shethar-boznai in Easton's Bible Dictionary star of splendour, a Persian officer who vainly attempted to hinder the rebuilding of the temple (Ezra 5:3, 6; 6:6, 13).

    Shethar-boznai in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("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.

    Shethar-boznai in Hitchcock's Bible Names that makes to rot; that seeks those who despise me

    Shethar-boznai in Naves Topical Bible -An official of the king of Persia Ezr 5:3,6; 6:6,13

    Shethar-boznai in Smiths Bible Dictionary (Pers. star of splendor), a Persian officer of rank in the reign of Darius Hystaspes. Ezr 5:3,6; 6:6,13 (B.C. 320.)

    Shethar-boznai in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE she'-thar-boz'-e-ni, she'-thar-boz'-ni, -boz'-na-i, (shethar boznay, meaning uncertain): The name of a Persian (?) official mentioned with Tattenai in connection with the correspondence with Darius relative to the rebuilding of the Temple (Ezr 5:3,6; 6:6,12; Codex Vaticanus Satharbouzan; Codex Alexandrinus Satharbouzanai, in Ezr 5:3; 6:13; Satharbouzanes, in 5:6; Satharbouzane, in 6:6; Lucian, throughout, Tharbouzanaios), called in 1 Esdras 6:3,7,27; 7:1 "Shathrabuzanes." Among the conjectures as to the meaning and derivation of the name, the following may be mentioned: (1) Shethar-boznai may be a corruption of metharboznay = Mithrobouzanes, Old Persian Mithrobauzana--i.e. "Mithra is deliverer." (2) shathar is identical with the Old Persian Tsithra ("seed," "brilliance"); names have been found that are confounded with this word. (3) shethar bowzenay may be a title, but sethar, must then be read for shethar. (4) shethar boznay is equivalent to the Old Persian Sethrabuzana, "empire- delivering"; compare Encyclopedia Biblica, article "Shethar- boznai," and Brown, Driver, and Briggs, Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament. Horace J. Wolf

    Shethar-boznai in Wikipedia Shethar-boznai, that makes to rot; that seeks those who despise me[1]

    Shethar-boznai Scripture - Ezra 5:3 At the same time came to them Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and their companions, and said thus unto them, Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up this wall?

    Shethar-boznai Scripture - Ezra 5:6 The copy of the letter that Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and his companions the Apharsachites, which [were] on this side the river, sent unto Darius the king:

    Shethar-boznai Scripture - Ezra 6:6 Now [therefore], Tatnai, governor beyond the river, Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which [are] beyond the river, be ye far from thence: