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Shemiramoth

Shemiramoth [N] [H]

most high name.

  • A Levite in the reign of Jehoshaphat ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 ).

  • A Levite in David's time ( 1 Chronicles 15:18 1 Chronicles 15:20 ).

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

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

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Shemiramoth [N] [E]

    the height of the heavens
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

    Bibliography Information

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

    SHEMIRAMOTH

    she-mir'-a-moth, she-mi'-ra-moth, shem-i-ra'-moth (shemiramoth; in 2 Chronicles 17:8, Kethibh shemiramoth; Semeiramoth):

    The name of a Levitical family. In 1 Chronicles 15:18,20; 16:5 Shemiramoth is listed among the names of David's choirs; in 2 Chronicles 17:8 the same name is given among the Levites delegated by Jehoshaphat to teach the Law in the cities of Judah. According to Schrader (KAT (2), 366) the name is to be identified with the Assyrian Sammuramat; the latter occurs as a woman's name on the monuments, more especially on the statues of Nebo from Nimrod. Another suggestion is that Shemiramoth was originally a place-name meaning "image of Shemiram" (= name of Ram or "the Exalted One").

    Horace J. Wolf


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