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Lexicon :: Strong's H5461 - sāḡān

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to superintend
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TWOT Reference: 1461

Strong’s Definitions

סָגָן çâgân, saw-gawn'; from an unused root meaning to superintend; a præfect of a province:—prince, ruler.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H5461 in the following manner: ruler (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H5461 in the following manner: ruler (17x).
  1. ruler, prefect, governor, a subordinate ruler

    1. prefects (of Assyria and Babylon)

    2. petty rulers or officials

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סָגָן çâgân, saw-gawn'; from an unused root meaning to superintend; a præfect of a province:—prince, ruler.
STRONGS H5461: Abbreviations
† [סָגָן, סֶ֫גֶן] noun masculine prefect, ruler (loan-word from Assyrian šaknu, prefect of conquered city or province (√ šakânu, set, appoint DlHWB 659, compare SchrCOT Isaiah 41:25; apparently = Late Hebrew סָגָן, סֶגֶן, Aramaic סִגְנָא a superior (not high) priest; Mandean אשגאנדא WBrandtMand. Schriften 169 a candidate for priesthood; compare Jen in Brandtib.; hence perhaps Greek ζωγάνης, compare LewyFremdw. 129); — only plural סְגָנִים Ezekiel 23:6 + 14 times; suffix סְגָנֶיהָ Jeremiah 51:57 + Jeremiah 51:58 (where read probably סְגָנָיו Greek Version of the LXX Gie); —
1. prefects of Assyr. and Babylonian Ezekiel 23:6, 12, 23; Jeremiah 51:23, 57 (all + פַּחוֹת), Isaiah 41:25, of king of Medes Jeremiah 51:28 (+ פַּחוֹת).
2. petty rulers, officials of Judah (only Nehemiah Ezra in sources): distinguished from חֹרִים nobles Nehemiah 2:16; 4:8; 4:13; 5:7; 7:5; alone, Nehemiah 2:16; 12:40; 13:11; + יְהוּדִים Nehemiah 5:17 (see also Nehemiah 2:16); + שָׂרִים Ezra 9:2. Compare Biblical Aramaic H5460 סְגַן.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




2:16; 2:16; 2:16; 4:8; 4:13; 5:7; 5:17; 7:5; 12:40; 13:11


41:25; 41:25


51:23; 51:28; 51:57; 51:57; 51:58


23:6; 23:6; 23:12; 23:23


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5461 matches the Hebrew סָגָן (sāḡān),
which occurs 17 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:2 - “For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy [fn]line has intermingled with the peoples of the lands; indeed, the hands of the officials and the leaders H5461 have taken the lead in this unfaithfulness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:16 - However, the officials H5461 did not know where I had gone or what I was doing; nor had I as yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials H5461, or the rest who were doing the work.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:14 - When I saw their fear, I stood and said to the nobles, the officials H5461, and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:19 - And I said to the nobles, the officials H5461, and the rest of the people, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated on the wall far from one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:7 - So I thought it over and contended with the nobles and the leading H5461 people H5461, and said to them, “You are lending at interest, each to his brother!” Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:17 - Moreover, there were at my table 150 Jews and officials H5461, besides those who came to us from the nations that were around us.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:5 -

Then my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials H5461, and the other people to be enrolled by genealogies. Then I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up first, [fn]in which I found the following record:

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:40 - Then the two choirs took their positions in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials H5461 with me;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:11 - So I [fn]reprimanded the officials H5461 and said, “Why has the house of God been neglected?” Then I gathered them together and stationed them at their posts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:25 -

“I have put one from the north into motion, and he has come;

From the rising of the sun he will call on My name;

And he will come upon rulers H5461 as upon [fn]mortar,

As the potter treads on clay.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:23 -

And with you I shatter the shepherd and his flock,

And with you I shatter the farmer and his team,

And with you I shatter governors and officials H5461.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:28 -

Consecrate the nations against her,

The kings of the Medes,

[fn]Their governors and all [fn]their officials H5461,

And every land [fn]under their control.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:57 -

“I will make her leaders and her wise men drunk,

Her governors, her officials H5461, and her warriors,

So that they will sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake up,”

Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of armies.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:6 - who were clothed in purple, governors and officials H5461, all of them handsome young men, horsemen riding on horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:12 - “She lusted after the [fn]Assyrians, governors and officials H5461, the ones near, opulently dressed, horsemen riding on horses, all of them handsome young men.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:23 - the [fn]Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the [fn]Assyrians with them; handsome young men, governors and officials H5461 all of them, officers and [fn]men of renown, all of them riding on horses.
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