A personal name appearing six times in biblical texts, all in Ezra and Nehemiah. The first identifies a family of 623 returnees from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:11). Two references in (Ezra 8:11) pertain to Bebai’s son, Zechariah. (Ezra 10:28) specifies four additional descendants (Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai). (Neh 7:16) credits 628 returnees to the family, and (Neh 10:14) lists Bebai as a name on the sealed document of covenant renewal, possibly entered by one of the descendants. If the last reference is independent, two persons are thus named.
11Of Bebai, six hundred twenty-three.
11Of the descendants of Bebai, Zechariah son of Bebai, and with him twenty-eight males.
28Of the descendants of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai.
16Of Bebai, six hundred twenty-eight.
14The leaders of the people: Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,