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Dictionaries :: Tatnai

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Tatnai:

gift, a Persian governor (Heb. pehah, i.e., "satrap; " modern "pasha") "on this side the river", i.e., of the whole tract on the west of the Euphrates. This Hebrew title pehah is given to governors of provinces generally. It is given to Nehemiah (Neh 5:14) and to Zerubbabel (Hag 1:1). It is sometimes translated "captain" (1Ki 20:24; Dan 3:2,3), sometimes also "deputy" (Est 8:9; 9:3). With others, Tatnai opposed the rebuilding of the temple (Ezr 5:6); but at the command of Darius, he assisted the Jews (6:1-13).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Tatnai:

that gives; the overseer of the gifts and tributes

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Tatnai:

(gift) satrap of the province west of the Euphrates in the time of Darius Hystaspes (Ezra 5:3; 5:6; 6:6; 6:13). (B.C. 520) The name is thought to be Persian.

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