Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six.
Of the sons also of Bigvai; Uthai, and Zabbud, and with them seventy males.
Who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say
, of the men of the people of Israel was this
The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and seven.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. 2056 (Ezra 2:14), 2067 (Nehemiah 7:19), children of Bigvai returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel; 72 subsequently with Ezra (Ezra 8:14). The different circumstances under which the two registers were made account for the variation of numbers: Ezra's in Babylon, Nehemiah's in Judaea, after the walls had been built. Many, who intended to return and were so put down in the former list, were prevented by death, or changed their minds and stayed. Many, not entered in it, afterward joined the caravan when starting. The variation is a plain proof of the absence of collusion between the two writers.
2. A chief of Zerubbabel's expedition, who subsequently signed the covenant (Ezra 2:2; Nehemiah 7:7).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(bihg' buh i) Persian name meaning, “god” or “fortune.” 1. Leader with Zerubbabel of exiles who returned from Babylon about 537 B.C. (Ezra 2:2 ). Either he or another person of same name was original clan ancestor of 2,056 people who returned (Ezra 2:14 ). When Ezra returned about 458 B.C., 72 members of the clan returned (Ezra 8:14 ). 2 . One who sealed Nehemiah's covenant to obey God's law (Nehemiah 10:16 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BIGVAI . 1 . A companion of Zerubbabel ( Ezra 2:2 = Nehemiah 7:7 ; cf. Ezra 2:14 [ 1E Esther 5:14 Bagoi , 1Es 8:40 Bago ] = Nehemiah 7:19 , Ezra 8:14 ). 2 . A signatory to the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:16 ).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
In my body
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Ancestor of some who returned from exile, one of whom, bearing the same name, sealed the covenant. Ezra 2:2,14 ; Ezra 8:14 ; Nehemiah 7:7,19 ; Nehemiah 10:16 .
Zabbud - Son of Bigvai: he returned from exile
Zab'Bud - (given ) one of the sons of Bigvai, who returned in the second caravan with Ezra
Uthai - Son of Bigvai: he returned from exile
Bago - The head of a family which returned with Ezra ( 1Es 8:40 ) called in Esther 5:14 Esther 5:14 Bagoi , and in Ezra 2:14 Bigvai
Uthai - One of the sons of Bigvai ( Ezra 8:14 ) = 1Es 8:40 Uthi
Zabbud - ” Descendant of Bigvai who returned to Jerusalem with Ezra after the Exile (Ezra 8:14 ) according to written Hebrew text
Reelias - REELIAS , Esther 5:8 Esther 5:8 , corresponds in position to Bigvai in Ezra 2:2 , Nehemiah 7:7 ; the form of the name may be due to a duplication of Reelaiah in the same verse of Ezra
u'Tha-i - ) ...
One of the sons of Bigvai, who returned in the second caravan with Ezra
Bigvai - Bigvai
Uthai - Son of Bigvai; returned in the second caravan with Ezra (Ezra 8:14)
"Children of Bigvai," 2056 (Nehemiah 2067 ) in number, returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel, (Ezra 2:14 ; Nehemiah 7:19 ) and 72 of them at a later date with Ezra
Binnui - There appears to be a confusion in some instances between the similar names Binnul, Bani, Bigvai
Bigvai - 2056 (Ezra 2:14), 2067 (Nehemiah 7:19), children of Bigvai returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel; 72 subsequently with Ezra (Ezra 8:14)