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Eliashib (high priest)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eliashib the High Priest
Eliashib the High Priest (אֶלְיָשִׁיב‎, elyashiv). The high priest who rebuilt the Sheep Gate during Nehemiah’s governorship (Neh 3:1, 20–21). Though the matter is unclear, it seems that Eliashib the high priest who gave Tobiah quarters within the temple—while Nehemiah was absent from Jerusalem—is a different
Eliashib, Son of Jehoiada
Eliashib, Son of Jehoiada Nehemiah 13:28 notes that Eliashib the high priest’s grandson married the daughter of one of Nehemiah’s oppontents, Sanballat the Horonite. The Eliashib referenced in Nehemiah 13:28 seems to be the same person as Nehemiah’s enemy named Eliashib. This Eliashib, who is described
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eliashib (Person)
ELIASHIB (PERSON) [Heb ʾelyāsı̂b (אֶלְיָסִיב)]. The name of several men in the OT.1. A priest who received the eleventh position in the priestly order of the Temple during the reign of David (1 Chr 24:12). An evaluation of the historical reliability of Eliashib’s appearance during the reign of David
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eliashib
Eliashib. 1. Elioenai’s son and a descendant of Zerubbabel in the royal lineage of David (1 Chr 3:24).2. Aaron’s descendant chosen by David to head the 11th of the 24 courses of priests taking turns in the sanctuary services (1 Chr 24:12).3. High priest in the second succession from Jeshua (Neh 12:10).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eliashib (high priest)
3. The high priest in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 3:1, 20f.; 12:10, 22f.; 13:4, 7, 28). He, with his brethren the priests, helped in the rebuilding of the wall (3:1). But later he was “connected with Tobiah” the Ammonite (13:4) and allowed that enemy of Nehemiah the use of a large chamber in the temple
Eliashib
Eliashib ē-līʹə-shib [Heb. ʾelyāšîḇ—‘God restores’; Gk. Eliasibos (1 Esd. 9:1, 24), Eliasimos (1 Esd. 9:28), Enasibos (1 Esd. 9:34)]; AV also ELEAZURUS, ELISIMUS, ELIASIB, ENASIBUS; NEB also ELIASIBUS, ELIASIMUS, ENASIBUS.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eliashib
ELIASHIB1. Elioenai’s son and a descendant of Zerubbabel in the royal lineage of David (1 Chr 3:24).2. Aaron’s descendant chosen by David to head the 11th of the 24 courses of priests taking turns in the sanctuary services (1 Chr 24:12).3. High priest in the second succession from Jeshua (Neh 12:10).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eliashib
Eliashib (i-li´uh-shib; Heb., “El [God] restores”).1 The head of a priestly division in the time of David (1 Chron. 24:12).2 The name of three postexilic Israelites, including one levitical singer, who divorced their foreign wives in response to Ezra’s proclamation (Ezra 10:24, 27, 36).3 The father
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eliashib
ELIASHIB1. A priest, head of the eleventh of the 24 courses into which David divided the priesthood (1 Chr 24:1, 12).2. A post-Exilic Levite singer who had married a foreign wife (Ezr 10:24).3. A layman, son of Zattu (Ezr 10:27).4. Another layman, son of Bani (Ezr 10:36), in the same list as 2.5.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eliashib
ELIASHIB. There are several people with this name in the OT: a descendant of David (1 Ch. 3:24); a priest in the time of David (1 Ch. 24:12); a singer (Ezr. 10:24); a son of Zattu (Ezr. 10:27); a son of Bani (Ezr. 10:36). The name is also found on seals and ostraca at *Arad.The most important was the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eliashib
Eliashib (Heb. ʾelyāsɩ̂ḇ)A personal name (lit., “God restores”) for seven individuals associated with the postexilic literature of the OT. Such names were once thought to be limited to the postexilic period, but the preexilic Arad Letters contain references to an Eliashib who held a position of responsibility
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eliashib
ELIASHIB The high priest of the Temple in Jerusalem during the governorship of Nehemiah (Neh 3:1; Ezra 10:6). Eliashib was active in the rebuilding of Jerusalem, and the prosperity of his family was demonstrated by the size of his house (Neh 3:20–21).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eliashib
Eli´ashib (whom God restores).1. A priest in the time of King David, eleventh in the order of the “governors” of the sanctuary. 1 Chron. 24:12.2. One of the latest descendants of the royal family of Judah. 1 Chron. 3:24.3. High priest at Jerusalem at the time of the rebuilding of the walls under Nehemiah.
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