Elishama

Elishama [N] [H] [S]

whom God hears.

  • A prince of Benjamin, grandfather of Joshua ( Numbers 1:10 ; 1 Chronicles 7:26 ).
  • One of David's sons ( 2 Samuel 5:16 ).
  • Another of David's sons ( 1 Chronicles 3:6 ).
  • A priest sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the people the law ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 ).

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    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Elishama". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Elishama [N] [E] [S]

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

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

    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.

    ELISHAMA

    e-lish'-a-ma ('elishama`, "God has heard"):

    (1) Grandfather of Joshua and son of Ammihud; prince of the tribe of Ephraim in the Exodus (Numbers 1:10; 7:48,53; 1 Chronicles 7:26).

    (2) A son of David, born in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 5:16; 1 Chronicles 3:8).

    (3) By textual corruption in 1 Chronicles 3:6 for Elishua, another of David's sons; compare 2 Samuel 5:15.

    (4) A scribe of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 36:12,20,21).

    (5) One "of the seed royal," grandfather of Ishmael, the slayer of Gedaliah (2 Kings 25:25; Jeremiah 41:1).

    (6) A man of the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:41).

    (7) One of the priests appointed by Jehoshaphat to teach the law (2 Chronicles 17:8).

    F. K. Farr


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