servant of the beautiful, a chief eunuch in the second house of the harem of king Ahasuerus ( Esther 2:14 ).
he that presses the fleece; that shears the sheep
sha-ash'-gaz (sha`ashgaz; Septuagint reads Gai, the same name it gives to the official referred to in Esther 2:8,15; the name may go back to the Old Bactrian word Sasakshant, "one anxious to learn" (Scheft); most commentators suggest no explanation):
A chamberlain of Ahasuerus, king of Persia; as keeper of "the second house of women," he had Esther under his charge (2:14).
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