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).

(7) Father of Jehohanan (Ezra 10:6); probably identical with (3) above. Called Eliasib in 1 Esdras 9:1.

F. K. Farr

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