e-li'-a-shib ('elyashibh, "God restores"):
(1) A descendant of David (1 Chronicles 3:24).
(2) Head of the eleventh course of priests (1 Chronicles 24:12).
(3) The high priest in the time of Nehemiah. He, with his brethren the priests, helped in the rebuilding of the wall (Nehemiah 3:1). But later he was "allied unto Tobiah" the Ammonite (Nehemiah 13:4) and allowed that enemy of Nehemiah the use of a great chamber in the temple (Nehemiah 13:5); and one of his grandsons, a son of Joiada, married a daughter of Sanballat the Horonite and was for this expelled from the community by Nehemiah (Nehemiah 13:28).
(4, 5, 6) Three Israelites, one a "singer," who had married foreign wives (Ezra 10:24,27,36).
F. K. Farr
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