Governor of Samaria in the second half of the 5th cent. BCE. When the Jews had returned from the Exile in Babylon, the walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt by Nehemiah, and this incurred the wrath of Sanballat (Neh. 2:10). He probably had ambitions to extend his rule into Judaea and therefore alleged that Nehemiah was planning to rebel against the Persians.

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  • SANBALLAT — (Heb. טַּלַּבְנס; Aram. סנאבלט (Cowley, Aramaic, 30:29); Akk. Sin uballiṭ, Sin has given life ), the name of three personalities who appear as governors of Samaria during the Persian period. Sanballat I Designated the Horonite, Sanballat I… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sanballat — can refer to one of several governors of Samaria during the Achaemenid and Hellenistic periods:*Sanballat I, governed in the mid to late 5th century BC *Sanballat II, grandson of the former, governed mid 4th century BC *Sanballat III, governed… …   Wikipedia

  • Sanballat II — was hereditary governor of Samaria under the Achaemenid Empire. He reigned during the early and mid fourth century BCE. Sanballat was a grandson of Sanballat the Horonite, who is mentioned in the Book of Nehemiah and the Elephantine papyri.… …   Wikipedia

  • Sanballat — war Statthalter der persischen Provinz Samaria in der Mitte des 5. vorchristlichen Jahrhunderts. Die biblische Namensform Sanballat (hebräisch ‏סנבלט‎) leitet sich aus dem Babylonischen Sin uballit (dt. Sin hat gesund gemacht) ab. Das biblische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sanballat — Sanballat, so v.w. Sanaballat …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • SANBALLAT — Samariae praefectus, Alexandri M. cum 8. milibus suorum se dedidit, ut sibi in monte Garizim templum aedisicareliceret, quod et perfecit. Item nomen viri. Nehem. c. 2. v. 10 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Sanballat the Horonite — or Sanballat I (in Neo Assyrian Aramaic, Sinballidh or The god Sin has vivified ) was a Samaritan leader and official of the Persian Achaemenid Empire who lived in the mid to late fifth century BCE. He is best known from the Book of Nehemiah,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sanballat III. — Sanballat III. (hebräisch ‏סנבלט‎, babylonisch Sin uballit; † 332 v. Chr.) war ein persischer Statthalter (Satrap) von Samarien. Sanballat war Vater des Nikaso und der Schwiegervater des Manasses, der ein Bruder des Hohepriesters von Jerusalem,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sanballat —    Held some place of authority in Samaria when Nehemiah went up to Jerusalem to rebuild its ruined walls. He vainly attempted to hinder this work (Neh. 2:10, 19; 4:1 12; 6). His daughter became the wife of one of the sons of Joiada, a son of the …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • FROM THE DESTRUCTION TO ALEXANDER — the restoration ezra nehemiah The Restoration The destruction of the Temple constituted a double crisis. Not only were the people cast off the land but the Divine Presence departed from Jerusalem (Ezek. 10:19; 11:23). Once the city was bereft of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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