Jeshaiah [S]

deliverance of Jehovah.

  • A Kohathite Levite, the father of Joram, of the family of Eliezer ( 1 Chronicles 26:25 ); called also Isshiah ( 24:21 ).

  • One of the sons of Jeduthum ( 1 Chronicles 25:3 1 Chronicles 25:15 ).

  • One of the three sons of Hananiah ( 1 Chronicles 3:21 ).

  • Son of Athaliah ( Ezra 8:7 ).

  • A Levite of the family of Merari ( 8:19 ).

    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.

    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

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

  • Jeshaiah [E]

    (salvation of Jehovah ).

    1. One of the six sons of Jeduthun. ( 1 Chronicles 25:3 1 Chronicles 25:15 ) (B.C. 1014.)
    2. A Levite in the reign of David, eldest son of Rehabiah, a descendant of Amram through Moses. ( 1 Chronicles 26:25 ) [ISSHIAH] (B.C. before 1014.)
    3. The son of Athaliah, and chief of the house of Bene-Elam who returned with Ezra. ( Ezra 8:7 ) [JOSIAS] (B.C. 459.)
    4. A Merarite who returned with Ezra. ( Ezra 8:19 )
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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


    je-sha'-ya, je-shi'-a

    (a) yesha`yahu;

    (b) yesha`yah, "deliverance of Yah"; (2) (3) below have form (a), the others form (b):

    (1) Son of Hananiah, and grandson of Zerubbabel, according to 1 Chronicles 3:21, the King James Version "Jesaiah."

    But commentators follow Hebrew (and the Revised Version margin) in the first part of the verse, and Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac in the second part, thus reading, "And the son of Hananiah (was) Pelatiah, and Jeshaiah (was) his son, and Arnan his son," etc., thus making Jeshaiah a grandson of Hananiah.

    (2) A "son" of Jeduthun, and like him a temple musician; head of the family of that name (1 Chronicles 25:3,15).

    (3) A Levite, ancestor of Shelemoth, one of David's treasurers (1 Chronicles 26:25).

    (4) A descendant of Elam; he went with Ezra from Babylon to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:7) = "Jesias" (Revised Version), "Josias" (the King James Version), 1 Esdras 8:33.

    (5) A descendant of Merari and a contemporary of Ezra (Ezra 8:19) = "Osaias" of 1 Esdras 8:48.

    (6) A Benjamite (Nehemiah 11:7), the King James Version "Jesaiah."

    David Francis Roberts

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