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HEBREW: 1083 hglb Bilgah 1084 yglb Bilgay
NAVE: Bilgah Bilgai
EBD: Bilgah
SMITH: BILGAH BILGAI
ISBE: BILGAH; BILGAI
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Bilgah

In Bible versions:

Bilgah: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
Bilgai: AVS TEV
chief of a division of priests serving in David's Sanctuary
priest and leader who pledged to obey God's law

ancient countenance

Hebrew

Strongs #01083: hglb Bilgah

Bilgah = "cheerfulness"

1) a priest of the 15th course, in David's time
2) a priest accompanying Zerubbabel

1083 Bilgah bil-gaw'

from 1082; desistance; Bilgah, the name of two
Israelites:-Bilgah.
see HEBREW for 01082

Strongs #01084: yglb Bilgay

Bilgai = "my cheerfulness"

1) a priest who covenanted with Nehemiah

1084 Bilgay bil-gah'ee

from 1082; desistant; Bilgai, an Israelite:-Bilgai.
see HEBREW for 01082

Bilgah [EBD]

cheerful. (1.) The head of the fifteenth sacerdotal course for the temple service (1 Chr. 24:14). (2.) A priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:5, 18).

Bilgah [NAVE]

BILGAH
1. One of the chiefs of the divisions for ministry in the temple, 1 Chr. 24:14.
2. A priest, Neh. 12:5, 18, perhaps identical with Bilgai, Neh. 10:8.

Bilgai [NAVE]

BILGAI, a priest, Neh. 10:8.

BILGAH [SMITH]

(first-born).
  1. A priest in the time of David; the head of the fifteenth course for the temple service. (1 Chronicles 24:14) (B.C. 1015.)
  2. A priest or priestly family who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel and Jeshua. (Nehemiah 12:5,18) (B.C. 536.)

BILGAI [SMITH]

(Nehemiah 10:8) [BILGAH, 2]

BILGAH; BILGAI [ISBE]

BILGAH; BILGAI - bil'-ga bil'-ga-i (bilgah; bilgay, "cheerfulness"): A priest or priestly family in the time of the Return (Neh 12:5), and (under the form of "Bilgai," Neh 10:8) in the time of Nehemiah. According to 1 Ch 24:14, Bilgah is the 15th of the 24 divisions of the priests who officiated in the Temple. In the Septuagint, the names read Belgai, Belga and Balgas. The traditional explanation of the name is "rejuvenation"; modern exegetes explain it as "cheerfulness."




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