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Shaashgaz

SHAASHGAZ (shā-ăsh'găz, Heb. sha‘ashgāz). A chamberlain or eunuch in charge of “the second house” of concubines belonging to King Xerxes (kjv Ahasuerus). Esther was entrusted to his care (Esth.2.14).


SHAASHGAZ shā ăsh’ găz (שַֽׁעֲשְׁגַ֛ז). A chamberlain of Ahasuerus, king of Persia; a eunuch, he was in charge of the concubines, including Esther (Esth 2:14).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(sha`ashgaz; Septuagint reads Gai, the same name it gives to the official referred to in Es 2:8,15; the name may go back to the Old Bactrian word Sasakshant, "one anxious to learn" (Scheft); most commentators suggest no explanation): A chamberlain of Ahasuerus, king of Persia; as keeper of "the second house of women," he had Esther under his charge (2:14).