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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Butler

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Properly a servant in charge of the wine (Genesis 40:1-13 ; 41:9 ). The Hebrew word, Mashkeh , Thus translated is rendered also (plural) "cup-bearers" ( 1 Kings 10:5 ; 2 Chronicles 9:4 ). (Nehemiah 1:11 ) was cup-bearer to king Artaxerxes. It was a position of great responsibility and honour in royal households.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Butler'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/b/butler.html. 1897.

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