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HEBREW: 8124 yvmv Shimshay (Aramaic)
NAVE: Shimshai
EBD: Shimshai
SMITH: SHIMSHAI, OR SHIMSHAI
ISBE: SHIMSHAI
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Shimshai

In Bible versions:

Shimshai: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
father of (Zabad?) who had Artaxerxes stop the work on the temple

my son

Hebrew

Strongs #08124: yvmv Shimshay (Aramaic)

Shimshai = "sunny"

1) the scribe for Rehum, the satrap of Judea for the Persian government

8124 Shimshay shim-shah'-ee

(Aramaic) from 8122; sunny; Shimshai, a
Samaritan:-Shimshai.
see HEBREW for 08122

Shimshai [EBD]

the shining one, or sunny, the secretary of Rehum the chancellor, who took part in opposing the rebuilding of the temple after the Captivity (Ezra 4:8, 9, 17-23).

Shimshai [NAVE]

SHIMSHAI, a scribe, Ezra 4:8, 9, 17, 23.

SHIMSHAI, OR SHIMSHAI [SMITH]

(sunny), the scribe or secretary of Kehum, who was a kind of satrap of the conquered province of Judea and of the colony of Samaria, supported by the Persian court. (Ezra 4:8,13,17,23) He was apparently an Aramaean, for the letter which he wrote to Artaxerxes was in Syriac. (Ezra 4:7) (B.C. 529.)

SHIMSHAI [ISBE]

SHIMSHAI - shim'-shi, shim'-sha-i (shimshay; Codex Vaticanus Samasa, Samae, Sameais Samesa; Codex Alexandrinus Samsai; Lucian, Samaias, throughout; in 1 Esdras 2:17 he is called "Semellius," the Revised Version (British and American) "Samellius"; a number of explanations of this name have been offered, but no one has been generally favored. One conjecture traces it to an Old Iranian caritative sh-sh-m-y conformed to shamash; another prefers the Old Bactrian simezhi = simaezhi; compare BDB, under the word The name looks as though it were derived from shemesh, "the sun"): A state secretary who, with REHUM (which see) and others, wrote to Artaxerxes to persuade him to prohibit the rebuilding of the temple (Ezr 4:8,9,17,23).

Horace J. Wolf




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