BDB5715 [H5631]

סָרִיס45 noun masculine eunuch (Late Hebrew id., ᵑ7 סָרִיסָא, Syriac (all with verb denominative = emasculate), Old Aramaic סרסא Lzb331 Cook86; Arabic , (verb be impotent), Kam Frey (not Lane); probably foreign word; according to JenZA vii. 174 = Assyrian šarêši (rîši), he who is the head, chief, compare BrockLex 239 b DlHWB 694 (ša-riš ?), ZimZMG liii. 1899, 116; eunuch being specialized meaning; in any case Arabic is Aramaic loan-word); — absolute ׳ס 1Kgs 22:9 + 7 t.; construct סְרִיס Gen 37:36 + 3 t.; plural סָרִיסִים 2Kgs 9:32 + 17 t.; construct סְרִיסֵי Gen 40:7 + 4 t.; suffix סָרִיסָיו Gen 40:2 + 4 t., סָרִיסֶ֫יהָ Esth 4:4eunuch, of Pharaoh Gen 37:36; Gen 40:2; Gen 40:7 (all E), married Gen 39:1 (RJE); of Israel kings 1Sam 8:15 (predict.), 1Kgs 22:9 = 2Chr 18:8; 2Kgs 8:6; 2Kgs 9:32 (all of Northern Israel); 1Chr 28:1 (in David's time). 2Kgs 23:11; 2Kgs 24:12; 2Kgs 24:15 compare Jer 29:2, also Jer 34:19; Jer 38:7; Jer 41:16 (all in Judah; so likewise) 2Kgs 25:19 (military officer) = Jer 52:25 of Babylonian kings 2Kgs 20:18 = Isa 39:7 (predict.); ascribed to Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel, רַב סָרִיסָיו Dan 1:3, שַׂר הַסָּרִיסִים vDan 1:7 vDan 1:8 vDan 1:9 vDan 1:10 vDan 1:11 vDan 1:18 to king of Persia in Esth 1:10; Esth 1:12; Esth 1:15 + 9 t. Esther; promises made to eunuchs Isa 56:3; Isa 56:4. (Term never used in law codes; on contrary compare exclusion of פְּצוּעַ דַּכָּא, and כְּרוּת שָׁפְכָה Deut 23:2 [see Dron the passage], also מְרוֺחַ אָ֑שֶׁךְ Lev 21:20.) — רַבסָֿרִיס is title of high military officer 2Kgs 18:17 (Assyrian ), Jer 39:3; Jer 39:13 (Babylonian ). — See further, Thes SmithDB Art. ' Eunuch, ' DiGen 39:1 DrDeut 23:1.


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