Abishua (son of Bela)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abishua, Son of Bela
Abishua, Son of Bela (אֲבִישׁוּעַ‎, avishua'). A descendant of Benjamin identified as the son of Bela. (1 Chr 8:4).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abishua (Person)
ABISHUA (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂šûaʿ (אֲבִישׁוּעַ‎)]. 1. A high priest of the tribe of Levi and grandson of Eleazar (1 Chr 5:30–31—Eng 6:4–5; 6:35—Eng 6:50). In the post-exilic Jewish community, Ezra’s authority was legitimized by proof of descent through the high priest Abishua (Ezra 7:5; 1 Esdr 8:2; 2
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abishua. 1. Aaron’s great-grandson, son of Phinehas, and ancestor of Ezra the scribe (1 Chr 6:4, 5, 50; Ezr 7:5). Abishua’s name also appears in the apocryphal genealogy of Ezra (1 Esd 8:2; 2 Esd 1:2).2. Bela’s son and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr 8:4).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abishua ə-bishʹū-ə, ab-ə-shoo̅ʹə [Heb. aḇîšû (a)‘—meaning uncertain].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ABISHUA1. Aaron’s great-grandson, son of Phinehas and ancestor of Ezra (1 Chr 6:4–5, 50; Ezr 7:5). Abishua’s name also appears in the apocryphal genealogy of Ezra (1 Esd 8:2; 2 Esd 1:2).2. Bela’s son, and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr 8:4).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abishua (ah-bish´oo-uh; Heb., “my father is deliverance”).1 The son of Phineas and great-grandson of Aaron; he served as a priest (1 Chron. 6:4–5, 50) and was an ancestor of Ezra (Ezra 7:5).2 A Benjaminite, the son of Bela (1 Chron. 8:4).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ABISHUA1. A Benjamite, a son of Bela (1 Chr 8:4).2. A descendant of Aaron, he was the son of Phinehas, the priest, and ancestor of Ezra (1 Chr 6:4, 50; Ezr 7:5).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abishua (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂šûaʿ)1. The son of the high priest Phinehas (1 Chr. 6:4 [MT 5:30]) and great-grandson of Aaron (6:50 [35]). According to Ezra 7:5 he was an ancestor of Ezra the scribe.2. A Benjaminite, one of the sons of Bela, and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abishua [ə bĭshˊ o ̆o ə] (Heb. ˓aḇîšûa˓. possibly “my father is deliverance”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abishu´a, or Abish´u-a (father of deliverance).1. Son of Bela, of the tribe of Benjamin. 1 Chron. 8:4.2. Son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, and father of Bukki, in the genealogy of the high priests. 1 Chron. 6:4, 5, 50, 51; Ezra 7:4, 5.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ABISH´UA (a-bishʹū-a; “father of salvation”).1. The son of Phinehas (grandson of Aaron), and fourth high priest of the Jews (1 Chron. 6:4–5, 50; Ezra 7:5).2. One of the sons of Bela, the son of Benjamin (1 Chron. 8:4); possibly the same as Jerimoth (7:7).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Abishuafather of welfare; i.e., “fortunate.” (1.) The grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:4).(2.) The son of Phinehas the high priest (1 Chr. 6:4, 5, 50; Ezra 7:5).
See also
Bela Father
Naaman Brother
Gera Brother
Addar Brother
Huram Brother
Abihud Brother
Ahoah Brother
Jerimoth Brother
Uzziel Brother
Uzzi Brother
Ezbon Brother
Ir Brother
Benjamin Grandfather
Huppim Nephew
Huppim Uncle
Ashbel Uncle
Ahiram Uncle
Shephupham Nephew
Gera Uncle
Becher Uncle
Rosh Uncle
Ard Uncle
Muppim Uncle
Ehi Uncle
Joash Cousin
Omri Cousin
Abijah Cousin
Jediael Uncle
Elioenai Cousin
Eliezer Cousin
Alemeth Cousin
Bilhan Cousin
Rapha Uncle
Anathoth Cousin
Nohah Uncle
Aharah Uncle
Zemirah Cousin