Bigvai

BIGVAI

big'-va-i (bighway; Baogei, Bagoua):

(1) The head of one of the families who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2; Nehemiah 7:7), having a large number of his retainers (2,056, according to Ezra 2:14; 2,067, according to Nehemiah 7:19), besides 72 males later under Ezra (Ezra 8:14).

(2) One of those who subscribed the covenant with Nehemiah (Nehemiah 10:16).


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

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