Ezra 4: And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Bishlam
(bihssh' lam) Personal name or common name meaning, “in peace.” Apparently representative of Persian government in Palestine who complained about building activities of the returned Jews to Artaxerxes, king of Persia (464-423 B.C.).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Bishlam
BISHLAM (‘peaceful’?). An officer of Artaxerxes in Pal. at the time of the return from captivity under Zerub. ( Ezra 4:7 ); called Belemus in Esther 2:16 Esther 2:16 .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bishlam
Officer of Artaxerxes in Palestine at the time of the return of Zerubbabel. He wrote against the rebuilding of the city, which resulted in the building of the temple being stopped by the king. Ezra 4:7 . It will be seen that in the margin instead of Bishlam is read 'in peace,' and this is the reading in the LXX, Arabic, and Syriac Versions.