Shimshai

Shimshai [N] [H]

the shining one, or sunny, the secretary of Rehum the chancellor, who took part in opposing the rebuilding of the temple after the Captivity ( Ezra 4:8 Ezra 4:9 Ezra 4:17-23 ).

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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
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Bibliography Information

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

Shimshai [N] [E]

my son
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

SHIMSHAI

shim'-shi, shim'-sha-i (shimshay; Codex Vaticanus Samasa, Samae, Sameais Samesa; Codex Alexandrinus Samsai; Lucian, Samaias, throughout; in 1 Esdras 2:17 he is called "Semellius," the Revised Version (British and American) "Samellius"; a number of explanations of this name have been offered, but no one has been generally favored. One conjecture traces it to an Old Iranian caritative sh-sh-m-y conformed to shamash; another prefers the Old Bactrian simezhi = simaezhi; compare BDB, under the word The name looks as though it were derived from shemesh, "the sun"):

A state secretary who, with REHUM (which see) and others, wrote to Artaxerxes to persuade him to prohibit the rebuilding of the temple (Ezra 4:8,9,17,23).

Horace J. Wolf


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