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Chancellor

Chancellor [N]

one who has judicial authority, literally, a "lord of judgement;" a title given to the Persian governor of Samaria ( Ezra 4:8 Ezra 4:9 Ezra 4:17 ).

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

Bibliography Information

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

CHANCELLOR

chan'-sel-er:

The rendering in Ezra 4:8,9,17 of the Hebrew be`el Te`em; Septuagint Baal (4:9), Balgam (4:17), the latter being an incorrect translation of Hebrew `ayin. In 1 Esdras 2:16,25, Beeltethmos (compare Ezra 4:8) occurs as a corruption, doubtless of be`el Te`em. The term in question designates an Assyrian office, namely, that of the "master or lord of official intelligence," or "postmaster" (Sayce).


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