Beb'ai the name of one or two men, and a place. 1. (Heb. Bebay', בֵּבִי, from the Pehlvi bab, father;

1. Sept. βαβαϊv, βηβαϊv, βαβί, and βηβι), the head of one of the families that returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (B.C. 536) to the number of 623 (Ezr 2:11; Ezr 1 Esdras 5:13), or 628 by a different mode of reckoning (Ne 7:16), of whom his son Zechariah, with 28 males, returned (B.C. 459) under Ezra (Ezr 8:11; Ezr 1 Esdras 8:37). Several other of his sons are mentioned in chap. 10:28. He (if the same) subscribed to the sacred covenant with Nehemiah (Ezr 10:15). B.C. 410. Four of this family had taken foreign wives (Ne 10:28; Ne 1 Esdras 9:29).

2. (Alex. βηβαί, Vat. omits; Vulg. omits). A place named only in Judith 15:4. It is, perhaps, a mere repetition of the name CHOBAI SEE CHOBAI (q.v.), occurring next to it.

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