Sarsechim

SARSECHIM (sar’sē-kĭm, Heb. sarsekhîm). In the KJV one of Nebuchadnezzar’s princes who entered Jerusalem when it fell (Jer.39.3). The name is difficult to identify. Many scholars believe that it (together with the Nebo of the previous word—i.e., Nebo-Sarsekim, as in niv)—represents Nebushazban (cf. Jer.39.13), a good Babylonian name. This person’s title was Rabmag (i.e., a court official).


SARSECHIM sär’ sə kĭm (שַׂר־סְכִ֣ים). The name or title of a Babylonian prince who was present at the taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar (Jer 39:3). The VSS spell the word in various ways—“Nabousachar,” “Nabousarach,” “Sarsacheim”—showing that the text is corrupt. It may be a corruption of “Nebushazban” (v. 13).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

sar’-se-kim, sar-se-kim (sarckhim): A prince of Nebuchadnezzar, present at the taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar in the 11th year of Zedekiah (Jer 39:3). The versions with their various readings--"Nabousachar" "Nabousarach," "Sarsacheim"--point to a corrupt text. The best emendation is the reading "Nebhoshazibhon" ( = Nabusezib-anni, "Nebo delivers me"); this is based on the reading in Jer 39:13.