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Samgar-Nebo

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(Heb. Samgar' Nebu', סִמְגִּראּנְבוּ , sword of Nebo, or perhaps conqueror of Nebo; Sept. Σαμαγάδ, v.r. Σαμαγαώθ, Σαμαγάρ ), one of the princes or commanders of Nebuchadnezzar's army against Jerusalem at its downfall (Jeremiah 39:3). B.C. 589. The Nebo (q.v.) is the Chaldean Mercury; about the Samgar, opinions are divided. Von Bohlen suggested that from the Sanskrit sangara, "war," might be formed sangara, "warrior," and that this was the original of Samgar. Fü rst suggests that nebo should perhaps be joined to the following word Sarsechim (q.v.), as in the Sept., since it is contrary to analogy for this to stand at the end of a name. (See NEBUCHADNEZZAR), etc. As in Jeremiah 39:13 the chief of the eunuchs is called NEBU-SHASBAN, it has been supposed that Nebu- Sarsechim is only another name of the same person, and that Samgar is but a name of his office. It may be compounded of the Persic cham, a "cup," and kar, a derivative particle, and so be equivalent to cup bearer, or Rabsbakeh (q.v.).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Samgar-Nebo'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​s/samgar-nebo.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
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