Shimshai

Shimshai (Shim´shi; Heb., “sun”)

An officer of the Persian court on duty in Palestine (Ezra 4:8, Ezra 4:9, Ezra 4:17, and Ezra 4:23). He endorsed a letter to Artaxerxes, the king of Persia, complaining about Judean postexilic reconstruction work and received official support for its cessation. The work in Jerusalem was resumed later.

Ezra 4:8

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Ezra 4:9

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Ezra 4:17

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Ezra 4:23

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