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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #5461 - סָגָן
1) ruler, prefect, governor, a subordinate ruler
1a) prefects (of Assyria and Babylon)
1b) petty rulers or officials
1 prefects of Assyr. and Babylonian Ezekiel 23:6,12,23; Jeremiah 51:23,57 (all + מַּחוֺת), Isaiah 41:25, of king of Medes Jeremiah 51:28 (+ מַּחוֺת).
2 petty rulers, officials of Judah (only Nehemiah Ezra in sources): distinguished from חֹרִים nobles Nehemiah 2:16; Nehemiah 4:8; Nehemiah 4:13; Nehemiah 5:7; Nehemiah 7:5; alone, Nehemiah 2:16; Nehemiah 12:40; Nehemiah 13:11; + יְהוּדִים Nehemiah 5:17 (see also Nehemiah 2:16); + שָׂרִים Ezra 9:2. compare Biblical Aramaic סְגַן.
סָגָן or סֶגֶן only in pl. סְגָנִים prop. a substitute, deputy (of a prince); hence a prefect, a governor (i.q. Arab., Pers. شِحْنَهَ the letters ח and ג being interchanged).
(1) a magistrate of the Babylonians, Jeremiah 51:23, 28 Jeremiah 51:28, 57 Jeremiah 51:57; Ezekiel 23:6, 12 Ezekiel 23:12, 23 Ezekiel 23:23, compare Isaiah 41:25, see Ch. No. 1.
(2) used of the chiefs and rulers of the people of Jerusalem in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah, Ezra 9:2; Nehemiah 2:16, 4:8, 13 5:7 7:5 12:40.