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SABI sā’ bī (Σαβειή, B; Σαβιή, A). 1. A family of porters (1 Esd 5:28 ASV; KJV SAMI; RSV SHOBAI).

2. Some descendants of Solomon’s servants who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (1 Esd 5:34 KJV; ASV SABIE; RSV POCHERETH-HAZZEBAIM).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


(1) Codex Alexandrinus Sabei; Codex Vaticanus Tobeis, Fritzache; the King James Version, Sami): Eponym of a family of porters who returned with Zerubbabel (1 Esdras 5:28) = "Shobai" in Ezr 2:42; Ne 7:45.

(2) The King James Version = the Revised Version (British and American) SABIE (which see).