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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible


SAMGAR-NEBO One of the Babylonian princes who, at the taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, in the 11th year of Zedekiah, came and sat in the middle gate ( Jeremiah 39:3 ). There has been much discussion concerning this name, due to the varying forms of the Greek version. The most probable explanation is that of Schrader, namely, Shumgir-Nabû , a name meaning ‘Be gracious, O Nebo.’ As, however, Rab-saris and Rab-mag are titles, the question arises whether Samgar-nebo may not be one also. If so, it may be a corruption of sangu Nebo , ‘the priest of Nebo,’ an office possibly held by Nergal-sharezer , who, if identical with king Neriglissar, was closely connected with E-zida, the temple of Nebo at Borsippa. His daughter married a priest of E-zida in the first year of his reign.

T. G. Pinches.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Samgar-Nebo'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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