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Ishi (Deity)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ishi
Ishi (אִישִׁי‎, ishiy). A Hebrew term meaning “my husband” that is transliterated as a name in some translations of Hos 2:16.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ishi (Deity)
ISHI (DEITY) [Heb ʾı̂šı̂ (אִישִׁי‎)]. KJV rendering (actually, transliteration) of Heb ʾı̂šı̂ in Hos 2:18—Eng 2:16. Most versions now translate ʾı̂šı̂ as “my husband” (lit. “my man”). The context of the verse, Hosea 2 (in a broader sense, Hosea 1–3), likens the covenant relationship of God (Yahweh)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ishi
Ishi ishʹī, ishʹē [Heb. ʾî‹sî—‘my husband’]. The name symbolic of Yahweh’s relation to Israel which Hosea (2:16) declares shall be used when Heb. Baali, “my lord,” has become hateful on account of its associations with the worship of the Baals.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ishi
ISHI (Heb. ’îšî ‘my husband’). In Ho. 2:16 the name which the Israelites were to use for God, to supersede ‘Baali’ with its pagan associations.J. D. Douglas.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ishi (Name of God)
ISHI [ĭshˊĭ] (Heb. ˒îšî) (NAMEOF GOD).* Symbolic name to be used for God, representing his covenant with Israel (Hos. 2:16; RSV “my husband”).See Baali.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ishi
I´shi (my husband). This word occurs in Hos. 2:16. It is the Israelite term, in opposition to Baali, the Canaanite term, with the same meaning, though with a significance of its own.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ishi
ISH´I (ishʹi; “salutary”).1. The son of Appaim and father of Sheshan, and a descendant of Judah (1 Chron. 2:31).2. Another descendant of Judah, but through what line is not known (1 Chron. 4:20); his sons were Zoheth and Ben-zoheth.3. A Simeonite, four of whose sons led their brethren in the invasion
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ishi
ISHI [ISH igh] — the name of four men in the Old Testament and a symbolic name for God:1. A son of Appaim and a member of the family of Jerahmeel (1 Chr. 2:31).2. A descendant of Judah through Caleb (1 Chr. 4:20).3. The father of four men, who were captains of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:42).4.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ISHI (2)
ISHI (2)<ish’-i>, <i’-shi> ([אִישִׁי‎, ’ishi], “my husband”; Septuagint [ὁ ἀνήρ μου, ho aner mou]): The name symbolic of Yahweh’s relation to Israel which Hosea (2:16) declares shall be used when Baali, “my lord,” has become hateful on account of its associations with the worship of the Baals.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ishi
ISHI (Ĭshʹ ī) Personal name meaning “my deliverer or salvation.” 1. Descendant of Jerahmeel in tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 2:31). 2. Member of tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 4:20). 3. Father of military leaders of tribe of Simeon who successfully fought the Amalekites (1 Chron. 4:42). 4. Clan leader in tribe
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Ishi (Divine Name)
Ishi (divine name) ish’i (אִישִׁי, from אִישׁH408, “man, husband,” plus first person sing. pronoun). This name appears in the KJV of Hos. 2:16, “And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali” (modern versions usually translate the first name
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