Bigvai (Big´vi)

1 A large family group (“descendants of Bigvai”) who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:14). 2 A smaller family group led by Uthai and Zabbud who returned later with Ezra (Ezra 8:14). 3 A leader of the postexilic community who returned from the exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2); he is possibly the same person who later signed the covenant to keep the law (Neh 10:16). He could be the head of the family groups above or simply a member of a group.

Ezra 2:14

14Of Bigvai, two thousand fifty-six.

Ezra 8:14

14Of the descendants of Bigvai, Uthai and Zaccur, and with them seventy males.

Ezra 2:2

2They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.
The number of the Israelite people:

Neh 10:16

16Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,

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