je'-ush (ye`ush, probably "he protects," "he comes to help"; see HPN, 109; Kethibh is ye`ish, in Genesis 36:5,14; 1 Chronicles 7:10):

(1) A "son" of Esau (Genesis 36:5,14,18; 1 Chronicles 1:35). "The name is thought by some to be identical with that, of an Arabian lion-god Yagut ...., meaning `helper,' whose antiquity is vouched for by inscriptions of Thamud" (Skinner, Gen, 432).

(2) A Benjamite (1 Chronicles 7:10), but probably a Zebulunite. See Curtis, Chronicles, 145.

(3) A descendant of King Saul, the King James Version "Jehush" (1 Chronicles 8:39).

(4) A Gershonite Levite (1 Chronicles 23:10,11).

(5) A son of King Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:19).

David Francis Roberts

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