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Ashpenaz

Ashpenaz [N] [S]

the master of the eunuchs of Nebuchadnezzar ( Daniel 1:3 ), the "Rabsaris" of the court. His position was similar to that of the Kislar-aga of the modern Turkish sultans.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ashpenaz". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Ashpenaz [N] [E]

(horse-nose ), the master of the eunuchs of Nebuchadnezzar. ( Daniel 1:3 )


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

Bibliography Information

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

ASHPENAZ

ash'-pe-naz ('ashpenaz):

The master of the eunuchs of Nebuchadnezzar was an officer into whose hands the king entrusted those of the children of Israel, and of the princes, and of the seed of the king of Judah, whom he had carried captive to Babylon, that they might be taught the learning and tongue of the Chaldeans in order to serve in the king's palace. He is mentioned by name in Daniel 1:3 only. It used to be supposed that the name was Persian; but it now seems more probable that it is Babylonian. We would suggest Ashipu-Anu- Izzu, "the Aship-priest of Ann is mighty," as a possible form of the original.

R. Dick Wilson


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ASHPENAZ'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.