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BARKOS (bar'kŏs, Heb. barqôs). One of the temple servants (kjv Nethinim) who founded a family, some members of which returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezra.2.53; Neh.7.55).

BARKOS bär’ kŏs (בַרְקֹ֥וס). The ancestor of some Temple servants who returned from the Exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:53; Neh 7:55; 1 Esd 5:32; KJV CHARCUS, RV BARCHUS).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(barqoc, "party-colored" (?) compare Gray, Studies in Hebrew Proper Names, 68, note 2): The descendants of Barkos returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezr 2:53; Ne 7:55). Compare Barchus (1 Esdras 5:32).