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Bishlam

Bishlam [N]

in peace
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Bishlam'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

BISHLAM

bish'-lam (bishlam, "peaceful" (?)):

One of three foreign colonists who wrote a letter of complaint against the Jews to Artaxerxes (Ezra 4:7 = 1 Esdras 2:16). In 1 Esdras the reading is "Belemus." "And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of his companions, unto Artaxerxes, king of Persia," etc. (Ezra 4:7). The Septuagint renders Bishlam as en eirene, "in peace," as though it were a phrase rather than a proper name; this is clearly an error.


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