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Elishama (ancestor of Ishmael)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elishama, Ancestor of Ishmael
Elishama, Ancestor of Ishmael (אֱלִישָׁמָע‎, elishama'). An ancestor of Ishmael, who killed Gedaliah, Jews, and Chaldeans at Mizpah (2 Kgs 25:25; Jer 41:1–3). Father of Nethaniah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elishama (Person)
ELISHAMA (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕlı̂šāmāʿ (אֱלִישָׁמָע)]. Name of six persons in the Hebrew Bible. The name probably means “El has heard.”1. Son of Ammihud and leader of the tribe of Ephraim. He, with others, assisted Moses in the wilderness (Num 1:10; 2:18; 7:48, 53; 10:22). In 1 Chr 7:26, Elishama, son
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elishama
Elishama. 1. Ammihud’s son and leader of the Ephraimites at the beginning of the journey in the wilderness (Nm 1:10; 2:18; 7:48, 53). His was the seventh tribe in line during the wilderness march (Nm 10:22). Elishama was the father of Nun and grandfather of Joshua (1 Chr 7:26).2. One of David’s nine
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elishama (ancestor of Ishmael)
5. One “of the royal family,” grandfather of Ishmael the slayer of Gedaliah (2 K. 25:25; Jer. 41:1).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elishama
ELISHAMA1. Ammihud’s son and leader of the Ephraimites at the beginning of the journey in the wilderness (Nm 1:10; 2:18; 7:48, 53). His was the ninth tribe in line during the wilderness march (10:22). Elishama was the father of Nun and grandfather of Joshua (1 Chr 7:26).2. One of David’s 13 sons born
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elishama
Elishama (i-lish´uh-muh; Heb., “El [God] has heard”).1 The son of Ammihud; the leader of the tribe of Ephraim during the wilderness wandering (Num. 1:10; 10:22).2 A son of David born in Jerusalem (2 Sam. 5:16). Another list of David’s sons indicates that he had a second son who was also named Elishama
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elishama
ELISHAMA. The name occurs on ancient Heb. seals in S Arabic inscriptions.1. Son of Ammihud, leader of the tribe of Ephraim at the time of the Exodus (Num 1:10; 7:28). Joshua was his grandson (1 Chr 7:26).2. A son born to David in Jerusalem (2 Sam 5:16; 1 Chr 3:8). The same name in 1 Chr 3:6 apparently
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elishama
Elishama (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂šāmāʿ)1. The son of Ammihud, and leader of the tribe of Ephraim during the time when the Israelites began their journey through the wilderness (Num. 2:18; 10:22). He assisted Moses during the journey (Num. 1:10; 7:48, 53). 1 Chr. 7:26–27 identifies him as the grandfather of Joshua.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elishama
ELISHAMA (Hebrew, “God has heard”) The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The grandfather of Joshua (1 Chr 7:26). Son of Ammihud, he was the leader of the tribe of Ephraim and took part in the census of the Israelites under Moses in the wilderness (Num 1:10; 2:18; 7:48, 53; 10:22).2. One of the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elishama
Elish´ama (whom God hears).1. The “prince” or “captain” of the tribe of Ephraim in the wilderness of Sinai. Num. 1:10; 2:18; 7:48; 10:22. (b.c. 1491.) From 1 Chron. 7:26 we find that he was grandfather to the great Joshua.2. A son of King David. 2 Sam. 5:16; 1 Chron. 3:8; 14:7.3. Another son of David,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elishama
ELISH´AMA (e-lishʹa-ma; “God of hearing”).1. The son of Ammihud, and head of the tribe of Ephraim at the Exodus (Num. 1:10; 2:18; 7:48, 53; 10:22), c. 1440 b.c. From the genealogy in 1 Chron. 7:26 we find that he was the grandfather of Joshua.2. The second of the nine sons of David, born at Jerusalem,
See also
Relatives
Nethaniah Son
Ishmael Grandson