Magbish [S]

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

Magbish [H]

(congregating ), a proper name in ( Ezra 2:30 ) but whether of a man or of a place is doubtful; probably the latter, as all the names from ( Ezra 2:20 ) to 34, except Elam and Harim, are names of places.

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


mag'-bish (maghbish; Septuagint:

Codex Vaticanus Magebos; Codex Alexandrinus Maabeis): An unidentified town in Benjamin, 156 of the inhabitants of which are said to have returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:30). It does not appear in Nehemiah's list (Nehemiah 7:33). Septuagint (Codex Vaticanus), however, has Magebos. The name is probably identical with Magpiash, "one who sealed the covenant" (Nehemiah 10:20).

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