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Bible Names N-Z: Shimshai


Shimshai in Easton's Bible Dictionary the shining one, or sunny, the secretary of Rehum the chancellor, who took part in opposing the rebuilding of the temple after the Captivity (Ezra 4:8, 9, 17-23).

Shimshai in Fausset's Bible Dictionary The scribe of Rehum, the royal prefect of Judaea; he joined in writing in Syriac to Artaxerxes to stop the building of the temple and city (Ezra 4:7-24).

Shimshai in Hitchcock's Bible Names my son

Shimshai in Naves Topical Bible -A scribe Ezr 4:8,9,17,23

Shimshai in Smiths Bible Dictionary (sunny), the scribe or secretary of Kehum, who was a kind of satrap of the conquered province of Judea and of the colony of Samaria, supported by the Persian court. Ezr 4:8,13,17,23 He was apparently an Aramaean, for the letter which he wrote to Artaxerxes was in Syriac. Ezr 4:7 (B.C. 529.)

Shimshai in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE shim'-shi, shim'-sha-i (shimshay; Codex Vaticanus Samasa, Samae, Sameais Samesa; Codex Alexandrinus Samsai; Lucian, Samaias, throughout; in 1 Esdras 2:17 he is called "Semellius," the Revised Version (British and American) "Samellius"; a number of explanations of this name have been offered, but no one has been generally favored. One conjecture traces it to an Old Iranian caritative sh-sh-m-y conformed to shamash; another prefers the Old Bactrian simezhi = simaezhi; compare BDB, under the word The name looks as though it were derived from shemesh, "the sun"): A state secretary who, with REHUM (which see) and others, wrote to Artaxerxes to persuade him to prohibit the rebuilding of the temple (Ezr 4:8,9,17,23). Horace J. Wolf

Shimshai in Wikipedia Shimshai was a scribe who was represented the peoples listed in Ezra 4:9-10 in a letter to King Artaxerxes.

Shimshai Scripture - Ezra 4:17 [Then] sent the king an answer unto Rehum the chancellor, and [to] Shimshai the scribe, and [to] the rest of their companions that dwell in Samaria, and [unto] the rest beyond the river, Peace, and at such a time.

Shimshai Scripture - Ezra 4:23 Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter [was] read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power.

Shimshai Scripture - Ezra 4:9 Then [wrote] Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their companions; the Dinaites, the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Susanchites, the Dehavites, [and] the Elamites,

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