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Melzar

Melzar [N] [H] [S]

probably a Persian word meaning master of wine, i.e., chief butler; the title of an officer at the Babylonian court ( Daniel 1:11 Daniel 1:16 ) who had charge of the diet of the Hebrew youths.

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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
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Melzar [N] [E] [S]

circumcision of a narrow place
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

Bibliography Information

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

Melzar [N] [E] [H]

(steward ). The Authorized Version is wrong in regarding melzar as a proper name; it is rather an official title, ( Daniel 1:11 Daniel 1:16 ) the marginal reading, "the steward," is therefore more correct.


[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 'Melzar'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

MELZAR

mel'-zar (ha-meltsar; Septuagint Abiesdri, Theod. Hamelsad):

Possibly a transliteration of the Babylonian Ameluucur, the officer to whom was entrusted the bringing-up of Daniel and his three companions (Daniel 1:11 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "the steward," margin "Hebrew: Hammelzar"). It has been suggested that the name is not the name of a person, but denotes the office of guardian, like the Babylonian maccaru. In this case the "l" would come by dissimulation from the first of the two "s" sounds, which on its side has come from an assimilated "n", the root being nacaru, "to protect" "to guard."

R. Dick Wilson


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