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Strong's #902 - בִּגְוַי

probably of foreign origin
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Proper Name Masculine
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Bigvai = “in my bodies”

1) an exile who returned under Zerubbabel, perhaps the head of a family

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (6)
Ezra 3
Nehemiah 3
NAS (6)
Ezra 3
Nehemiah 3
HCS (6)
Ezra 3
Nehemiah 3
BSB (6)
Ezra 3
Nehemiah 3
ESV (6)
Ezra 3
Nehemiah 3
WEB (6)
Ezra 3
Nehemiah 3
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 בִּגְוַי proper name, masculine (compare Sanskrit bhagavân, happy) ?)

1 a companion of Zerubbabel Ezra 2:2 = Nehemiah 7:7; perhaps = head of a family of returning exiles Ezra 2:14 (בִּגְוָ֑י) = Nehemiah 7:19, compare Ezra 8:14.

2 a chief of the people in Nehemiah's time Nehemiah 10:17; compare Sm Listen 13.

בִּגְלַל see גלל. p. 164ff

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בִּגְוַי [Bigvai], pr.n. of a man, a leader who returned from the exile with Zerubbabel, Ezra 2:2, 14 Ezra 2:14, 8:14 Nehemiah 7:19, perhaps husbandman, gardener, Ch. בְּגָאִי husbandman, ܒܳܓܳܐ garden, which has also passed into the Persic, باغ bagh, a garden [“or i.q. Pers. Βαγαῖος, Herod. iii. 128; according to Bohlen, Sanscr. bagî, bagasan, happy.” Ges. add.]

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List of Word Forms
בִּגְוַ֖י בִגְוַ֖י בִגְוָ֔י בגוי biḡ·way ḇiḡ·way ḇiḡ·wāy bigVai biḡway ḇiḡway ḇiḡwāy vigVai