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circumcision of a narrow place, or of a bond

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(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.

ATS Bible Dictionary

The name or the official title of a butler or steward at the court of Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 1:11-16.

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

mel'-zar (ha-meltsar; Septuagint Abiesdri, Theod. Hamelsad): Possibly a transliteration of the Babylonian Ameluucur, the officer to whom was entrusted the bringing-up of Daniel and his three companions (Daniel 1:11 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "the steward," margin "Hebrew: Hammelzar"). It has been suggested that the name is not the name of a person, but denotes the office of guardian, like the Babylonian maccaru. In this case the "l" would come by dissimulation from the first of the two "s" sounds, which on its side has come from an assimilated "n", the root being nacaru, "to protect" "to guard."

R. Dick Wilson

Strong's Hebrew
4453. meltsar -- perhaps guardian
... Melzar. Of Persian derivation; the butler or other officer in the Babylonian court --
Melzar. 4452, 4453. meltsar. 4454 . Strong's Numbers.
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Youthful Confessors
... king.11. Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had
set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 12. Prove ...
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In the Court of Babylon
... Daniel then appealed to Melzar, the officer in special charge of the Hebrew youth,
requesting that they might be excused from eating the king's meat and ...
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The Four Captive Children.
... But Daniel turned to Melzar, the steward, and begged him to prove them by giving
them only vegetables to eat and water to drink for ten days, and "Then," said ...
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Melzar (2 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MELZAR. mel'-zar (ha-meltsar; Septuagint Abiesdri,
Theod. ... Multi-Version Concordance Melzar (2 Occurrences). ...
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Meltzar (2 Occurrences)

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Mem (2 Occurrences)

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Steward (23 Occurrences)
... fitted to enter the king's service. He was thus rather a steward of persons
than of property (see MELZAR). In Isaiah 22:15 Shebna ...
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Bible Concordance
Melzar (2 Occurrences)

Daniel 1:11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

Daniel 1:16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.



Melzar: The Steward Whom the Prince of the Eunuchs Set Over Daniel and the Three Hebrew Young Men

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Meltzar (2 Occurrences)

Mem (2 Occurrences)

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