Some time after, two eunuchs, Bigthan and Teresh plotted against the King, Barnabazus, the servant of one of the eunuchs, being by birth a Jew, was acquainted with their conspiracy, and discovered it to the Queen’s uncle. And Mordecai, by the means of Esther, made the conspirators known to the King. This troubled the King: but he discovered the truth, and hanged the eunuchs upon a cross.
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MSS (Esther 2-21)
LXXIn those days, while Mordecai sat in the king's gate, two of the king's chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus, And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai's name, And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.
Where did Josephus get βαρναβαζος (Barnabazos) from, He is not mentioned anywhere in Esther, according tooNow when Mordecai, who had seen this dream, and what God had determined to do, was awake, he kept this dream in mind, and until night by all means desired to understand it. 2:1 And Mordecai took his rest in the court with Gabatha and Tharra, the two eunuchs of the king, and keepers of the palace. 2:2 And he heard their plan, and searched out their purposes, and learned that they were about to lay hands upon Ahasuerus the king; and so he testified to the king about them. 2:3 Then the king examined the two eunuchs, and after they had confessed, they were strangled. 2:4 And the king made a record of these things, and Mordecai also wrote thereof. 2:5 So the king commanded, Mordecai to serve in the court, and for this he rewarded him. 2:6 However, Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, was in great honor with the king, and sought to injure Mordecai and his people because of the two eunuchs of the king.
Esther 6:2 "it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king" Did Josephus have access to these lost chronicles?.
βαρναβαζος is identical too Βαρναβᾶς (Act 4:43) interpreted "Son of Consolation", in reality, the word is Greek
from the adjective, Παραμυθητός "consolable". (Παραμυθητός > βαρναβαζος > Βαρναβᾶς) synonym of נחום [Nahum] and Nehemiah [נחמיה]. Barnabazos = Nehemiah?
Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah, I was in Shushan the palace. [שושן הבירה]
Shushan the palace [Σούσοις τῇ πόλει. שושן הבירה]
בירה is βρία, the Thracian word for πόλις
πόλιςa small town of the Mesembriani. Then comes the Haemus Mountain, which reaches the sea here;11 then Mesembria, a colony of the Megarians, formerly called “Menebria” (that is, “city of Menas,” because the name of its founder was Menas, while “bria” is the word for “city” in the Thracian language. In this way, also, the city of Selys is called Selybria12 and Aenus13 was once called Poltyobria
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