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Bigthan; Bigthana

BIGTHAN; BIGTHANA

big'-than big-tha'-na (bighethan, bighethana'; Septuagint omits name):

One of the two chamberlains or eunuchs of Xerxes on ("Ahasuerus") who conspired against the king's life, the conspiracy being detected by Mordecai and the culprits hanged (Esther 2:21). Possibly these men had been partially superseded by the degradation of Vashti and were thus prompted to take revenge Xerxes.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BIGTHAN; BIGTHANA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.