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Biztha meaning

בזתא
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🔼The name Biztha in the Bible

The name Biztha occurs only once in the Bible. Biztha is one of seven officials of king Ahasuerus, who were ordered to parade queen Vashti in front of the king and his honored guests from all over the realm (Esther 1:10). Vashti famously refused and was replaced by Hadassah / Esther who was subsequently able to avert Haman's holocaust.

🔼Etymology of the name Biztha

The name Biztha is probably Persian and, according to the renowned theologian Gesenius, has to do with Biztha having been separated from his privates; he being a eunuch. Transliterated into Hebrew, however, it much rather associates to the verb בזה (baza), meaning to despise or disdain:

🔼Biztha meaning

For a meaning of the name Biztha, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names and BDB Theological Dictionary quote Gesenius' "beste, ligatus, sc. membro, i.e. spado" and NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Eunuch. To a Hebrew audience, however, the name Biztha would mean Despised, Despiser or Despiteous.

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