Beba-i [N] [H]

(fatherly ).

  1. "Sons of Bebai," 623 (Nehe 6:28) in number, returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel, ( Ezra 1:1 2:11 ; Nehemiah 7:16 ) (B.C. 536), and at a later period twenty-eight more under Zechariah, son of Bebai, returned with Ezra. ( Ezra 8:11 ) Four of this family had taken foreign wives. ( Ezra 10:28 ) The name occurs also among those who sealed the covenant. ( Nehemiah 10:15 )
  2. Father of Zechariah, who was the leader of the twenty-eight men of his tribe mentioned above.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bebai'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.
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