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Elishama

Elishama [N] [E] [H]

(whom God hears ).

  1. The "prince" or "captain" of the tribe of Ephraim in the wilderness of Sinai. ( Numbers 1:10 ; 2:18 ; 7:48 ; 10:22 ) (B.C. 1491.) From ( 1 Chronicles 7:26 ) we find that he was grandfather to the great Joshua.
  2. A son of King David. ( 1 Samuel 5:16 ; 1 Chronicles 3:8 ; 14:7 )
  3. Another son of David, ( 1 Chronicles 3:6 ) who in the other lists is called ELISHUA. (B.C. after 1044.)
  4. A descendant of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 2:41 )
  5. The father of Nethaniah and grandfather of Ishmael. ( 2 Kings 25:25 ; Jeremiah 41:1 )
  6. Scribe of King Jehoiakim. ( Jeremiah 36:12 Jeremiah 36:20 Jeremiah 36:21 ) (B.C. 605.)
  7. A priest in the time of Jehoshaphat. ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 ) (B.C. 912).

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Elishama'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.