Big'va (Heb. Bigvay', בַּגוִי, perhaps from Chald. בּגָאִי, husbandman; comp. Pers. and Syr. bagh, a garden; or i. q. Pers. Βαγαῖος, Herod. 3:128; according to Bohlen, from Sanscrit bagi, happy; according to First, for :

בֶּןאּגּוֹיאּבֶּןאּגּוִי, son of the nation, i. q. citizen; Sept. Βαγουαί, Βαγουέ, Βαγουαϊv, Βογουϊvα, and Βαγοϊv), the head of one of the families of Israelites who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel, B.C. 536 (Ezr 2:2; Ne 7:7), with a large number of his retainers (computed at 2056 in Ezr 2:14,707 in Ne 7:19), besides 72 males subsequently under Ezra (Ezr 8:14), B.C. 459. He (if the same) subscribed the covenant with Nehemiah (Ne 10:16). B.C. 410.

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