Holman Bible Dictionary
(bahr' kuhss) Aramaic name possibly meaning, “son of Kos (a god).” The original ancestor of a clan of Nethinim or Temple employees who returned to Jerusalem from Exile in Babylon with Zerubbabel about 537 B.C. (Ezra 2:53 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
, the Children of
Ezra 2:53; Nehemiah 7:55.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Painter, (Ezra 2:53 ; Nehemiah 7:55 ). The father of some of the Nethinim.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BARKOS . Ancestor of certain Nethinim who returned with Zerubbabel ( Ezra 2:53 , Nehemiah 7:55 ; called Barchus in 1Es 5:32 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Ancestor of some Nethinim who returned from exile. Ezra 2:53 ; Nehemiah 7:55 .