Mishael

Mishael [N] [H] [S]

who is like God!

  • A Levite; the eldest of the three sons of Uzziel ( Exodus 6:22 ).

  • One of the three Hebrew youths who were trained with Daniel in Babylon ( Daniel 1:11 Daniel 1:19 ), and promoted to the rank of Magi. He and his companions were afterwards cast into the burning fiery furnace for refusing to worship the idol the king had set up, from which they were miraculously delivered ( 3:13-30 ). His Chaldean name was Meshach (q.v.).

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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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    Bibliography Information

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

  • Mishael [N] [E] [S]

    who is asked for or lent
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

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

    Mishael [N] [E] [H]

    (who is what God is? ).

    1. One of the sons of Uzziel, the uncle of Aaron and Moses. ( Exodus 6:22 ) when Nadab and Abihu were struck dead for offering strange fire, Mishael and his brother Elzaphan, at the command of Moses, removed their bodies from the sanctuary, and buried them without the camp, their loose-fitting tunics serving for winding-sheets. ( Leviticus 10:4 Leviticus 10:5 )
    2. One of those who stood at Ezras left hand when he read the law to the people. ( Nehemiah 8:4 ) [MESHACH]

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

    MISHAEL

    mish'-a-el, mi'-sha-el (misha'el, perhaps equals "who is equal to God?"):

    (1) A Kohathite, 4th in descent from Levi (Exodus 6:22). He and his brother Elzaphan carried out Moses' order to remove from the sanctuary and the camp the corpses of Nadab and Abihu (Leviticus 10:4).

    (2) A supporter of Ezra at the reading of the Law (Nehemiah 8:4).

    (3) The Hebrew name of one of Daniel's 3 companions (Daniel 1:6,7,11,19; 2:17). His Babylonian name was MESHACH (which see).


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