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Tirshatha

Tirshatha [N] [E] [H]

(always written with the article), the title of the governor of Judea under the Persians, perhaps derived from a Persian root signifying stern, severe, is added as a title after the name of Nehemiah, ( Nehemiah 8:9 ; 10:1 ) and occurs also in three other places. In the margin of the Authorized Version ( Ezra 2:63 ; Nehemiah 7:65 ; 10:1 ) it is rendered "governor."


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Tirshatha'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.