the master of the eunuchs of Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 1:3), the “Rabsaris” of the court. His position was similar to that of the Kislar-aga of the modern Turkish sultans.
Perhaps the prayer shows the tender regard in which he was held by ashpenaz.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Book of Daniel F. W. Farrar
a receptacle in the bottom of a fireplace, under a barbecue, or the like, for the accumulation of . Historical Examples It involves the keeping dean of flues, ashpits and especially the fires themselves. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7 Various
noun a walking stick made from an ash sapling Historical Examples He walked on, waiting to be spoken to, trailing his ashplant by his side. Ulysses James Joyce Stephen stands at the pianola on which sprawl his hat and ashplant. Ulysses James Joyce He climbed over the sedge and eely oarweeds and sat on a […]
a secluded building, often the residence of a guru, used for religious retreat or instruction in Hinduism. the persons instructed there. Contemporary Examples They converted an old mansion into an ashram in a rundown part of Philadelphia. The Fugitive Guru Ben Crair June 20, 2011 On the trail of her guru, Gilbert stays at an […]
a member of the tribe of .
an ancient Semitic goddess, sometimes identified with Ashtoreth and Astarte, worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites. any of various upright wooden objects serving as a sacred symbol of Asherah. Historical Examples With soft speech they seduced him into the worship of asherim. The Expositor’s Bible F. W. Farrar Micah also prophesies against the “pillars” and […]