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HEBREW: 893 ybb Bebay
NAVE: Bebai
SMITH: BEBAI
ISBE: BEBAI
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Bebai

In Bible versions:

Bebai: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
father of Zechariah who lead the Bebai clan back from exile
an Israelite chief who signed the covenant to obey God's law

void, empty

Hebrew

Strongs #0893: ybb Bebay

Bebai = "my cavities"

1) a leader of the returning exiles

893 Bebay bay-bah'ee

probably of foreign origin; Bebai, an Israelite:-Bebai.

Bebai [NAVE]

BEBAI, the name of three Jews whose descendants came from exile, Ezra 2:11; 8:11; 10:28; Neh. 7:16; 10:15.

BEBAI [SMITH]

(fatherly).
  1. "Sons of Bebai," 623 (Nehe 6:28) in number, returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel, (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.

BEBAI [ISBE]

BEBAI - be'-ba-i, beb'-a-i (bebhay; Septuagint Bebai, "fatherly"):

(1) Descendants of B: returned with Ezra to Jerusalem (Ezr 8:11 called Babi; 1 Esdras 8:37); one of these is Zechariah, the son of Bebai (Ezr 8:11, Zaeharias; 1 Esdras 8:37). 623 returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezr 2:11; 1 Esdras 5:13; Neh 7:16 gives the number 628); some of these had married "strange wives" (Ezr 10:28; 1 Esdras 9:29).

(2) A chief of the people who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh 10:15).

(3) An unknown town (Judith 15:4). Omitted in Codex Vaticanus and Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.)




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