International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mag´bish ( מגבּיש , maghbı̄sh ; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Μαγεβώς , Magebṓs ; Codex Alexandrinus Μααβείς , Maabeı́s ): An unidentified town in Benjamin, 156 of the inhabitants of which are said to have returned from exile with Zerubbabel ( Ezra 2:30 ). It does not appear in Nehemiah's list (Nehemiah 7:33 ). Septuagint (Codex Vaticanus), however, has Magebōs . The name is probably identical with Magpiash, "one who sealed the covenant" (Nehemiah 10:20 ).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Magbish'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. http://www.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=5622. 1915.