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Memucan

Memucan [N] [H] [S]

dignified, one of the royal counsellors at the court of Ahasuerus, by whose suggestion Vashti was divorced ( Esther 1:14 Esther 1:16 Esther 1:21 ).

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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.

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

Memucan [N] [E] [S]

impoverished; to prepare; certain; true
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Memucan'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Memucan [N] [E] [H]

(dignified ), one of the seven princes of Persia in the reign of Ahasuerus, who "saw the kings face," and sat first in the kingdom. ( Esther 1:14 Esther 1:16 Esther 1:21 )


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

MEMUCAN

me-mu'-kan (memukhan; derivation unknown but probably of Persian origin (Esther 1:14,16,21)):

One of "the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king's face, and sat first in the kingdom." Ahasuerus consults these men, as those "that knew law and judgment," as to the proper treatment of the rebellious Vashti. Memucan is the spokesman of the reply. He recommends Vashti's deposition so that "all the wives will give to their husbands honor, both to great and small." This advice is adopted and incorporated into a royal decree--with what success is not said.


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