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One of David’s champions from Gibeon. Ishmaiah was a descendant of Benjamin who joined David’s army at Ziklag (1 Chr 12:4).
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ISHMAIAH (PERSON) [Heb yišmaʿyâ (יִשְׁמַעְיָה)]. 1. A Benjaminite warrior from Gibeon who joined David’s band at Ziklag (1 Chr 12:4; cf. 1 Sam 27:6). Ishmaiah is noted as “a mighty man among the thirty and a leader over the thirty.” What exactly “the thirty” refers to is not clear. It is possibly a
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ISHMA´IAH (ish-maʹya; “Jehovah hears,” or “Jehovah will hear”).1. A Gibeonite, and one of the chiefs of the warriors who joined themselves to David when he was at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:4; “Ismaiah,” KJV), about 1000 b.c. He is called “a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty,” i.e., David’s
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