Character Study on Melzar

Character Study on Melzar

Daniel 1: Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
Daniel 1: Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Melzar
Probably a Persian word meaning master of wine, i.e., chief butler; the title of an officer at the Babylonian court (Daniel 1:11,16 ) who had charge of the diet of the Hebrew youths.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Melzar
An official title, for the precedes Melzar in the Hebrew "The steward" or" tutor," superintending the nurture and education of the young, subordinate to "the master of the eunuchs" (Daniel 1:11; Daniel 1:16); from Persian mal cara , "head cupbearer," or nazar to guard.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Melzar
(mehl' zahr) KJV transliteration of what is likely an Assyrian loanword meaning “guard” (NIV), “overseer” (NAS), or “steward” (RSV) at Daniel 1:11 ,Daniel 1:11,1:16 . The KJV follows some early versions (Theodotian, Lucian, the Syriac, the Vulgate) in taking Melzar as a proper name. Modern translators point to the use of the article as evidence of a title.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Melzar
MELZAR. A proper name (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ), or official title (RV [Note: Revised Version.] ‘steward’) in Daniel 1:11 ; Daniel 1:16 , in both cases with the article. It is generally agreed that the word is a loan-word from the Assyr. [Note: Assyrian.] massaru , ‘guardian,’ and stands for one who was teacher and warden of the royal wards. Cheyne, however, is led by the LXX [Note: Septuagint.] to conclude for Belshazzar as the true reading, and to read in Daniel 1:11 : ‘And Daniel said to Belshazzar, prince of the eunuchs,’ etc.

W. F. Cobb.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Melzar
Circumcision of a narrow place
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Melzar
The government of the person of Daniel and his companions when captives in Babylon, (Daniel 1:16) The word Melzar is of the Chaldean language, and signifies steward.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Melzar
One under whom Danieland his companions were placed in Babylon.Daniel 1:11-16 . The Hebrew has the article, and it is supposed to be a title, as 'the steward,' rather than a proper name.

Smith's Bible Dictionary - Melzar
(steward ). The Authorized Version is wrong in regarding melzar as a proper name; it is rather an official title, ( Daniel 1:11,16 ) the marginal reading, "the steward," is therefore more correct.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Melzar
The name or the official title of a butler or steward at the court of Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 1:11-16 .

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Melzar - The government of the person of Daniel and his companions when captives in Babylon, (Daniel 1:16) The word Melzar is of the Chaldean language, and signifies steward
Melzar - The Authorized Version is wrong in regarding Melzar as a proper name; it is rather an official title, ( Daniel 1:11,16 ) the marginal reading, "the steward," is therefore more correct
Melzar - An official title, for the precedes Melzar in the Hebrew "The steward" or" tutor," superintending the nurture and education of the young, subordinate to "the master of the eunuchs" (Daniel 1:11; Daniel 1:16); from Persian mal cara , "head cupbearer," or nazar to guard
Melzar - The KJV follows some early versions (Theodotian, Lucian, the Syriac, the Vulgate) in taking Melzar as a proper name
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Meshach - "In whom was no blemish, well favored, skillful in all wisdom, cunning in knowledge, understanding science, having ability to stand in the king's palace," after Ashpenaz had put him in charge of the Melzar or "steward" to teach him "the learning and tongue of the Chaldaeans. " (See Melzar