Elisabeth

Elisabeth [H] [S]

God her oath, the mother of John the Baptist ( Luke 1:5 ). She was a descendant of Aaron. She and her husband Zacharias (q.v.) "were both righteous before God" ( Luke 1:5 Luke 1:13 ). Mary's visit to Elisabeth is described in 1:39-63 .

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Elisabeth". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Elisabeth [E] [S]

Elizabeth
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Elisabeth'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Elisabeth [E] [H]

(the oath of God ), the wife of Zacharias and mother of John the Baptist. She was herself of the priestly family, and a relation, ( Luke 1:36 ) of the mother of our Lord.


[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 'Elisabeth'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ELISABETH

e-liz'-a-beth (Elisabet, Westcott and Hort Eleisdbet, from Heb 'elishebha` (Elisheba), "God is (my) oath," i.e. a worshipper of God):

Wife of Zacharias the priest and mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5). Elisabeth herself was of priestly lineage and a "kinswoman" (the King James Version COUSIN, which see) of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:36), of whose visit to Elisabeth a remarkable account is given in Luke 1:39-56.

See ZACHARIAS.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ELISABETH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.