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A leader of one of the 24 priestly families whose time of service was determined by lot in 1 Chr 24:1–19. Jeshua received the ninth lot (1 Chr 24:11).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jeshua (Person). 1. Levite and head of the 9th of 24 divisions of priests formed during David’s reign (1 Chr 24:11, kjv Jeshuah). He was perhaps the forefather of 973 descendants who returned with Zerubbabel to Judah following the exile (Ezr 2:36; Neh 7:39).2. One of the Levites assisting Kore in the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
,Jeshua, Jeshuah jeshʹoo̅-ə, je-shoo̅ʹə [Heb. yēšû (a)ʿ—‘Yahweh is deliverance’; see Joshua].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JESHUA (Person)1. Levite and head of the ninth of 24 divisions of priests formed during David’s reign (1 Chr 24:11). He was perhaps the forefather of 973 descendants who returned with Zerubbabel to Judah following the exile (Ezr 2:36; Neh 7:39).2. One of the Levites assisting Kore in the distribution
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jeshua (jesh´yoo-uh; Heb., “the Lord is salvation”), the Aramaic form of Joshua.1 A Levite, the head of the ninth division of priests (1 Chron. 24:11).2 A priest who shared the responsibility for distributing the Levites’ portion of the offerings to the levitical cities during the reign of Hezekiah
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JESHUA1. A priest in the time of David to whom the ninth course was asssigned by lot (1 Chr 24:11). Descendants of the house of Jeshua returned after the Exile (Ezr 2:36; Neh 7:39).2. A Levite appointed by Hezekiah to distribute the offerings among his brethren (2 Chr 31:15).3. A Levite whose descendants,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JESHUA. This is a late form of the name Joshua (the same individual is called Jeshua in Nehemiah and Ezra, and Joshua in Haggai and Zechariah) There is doubt about how many Jeshuas there are, but the following may perhaps be distinguished.1. The head of a course of priests (1 Ch. 24:11, av ‘Jeshuah’).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
JESHUA [jĕshˊōō ə, jə shōōˊə] (Heb. yēšûa˓ “Yahweh is salvation” [= Joshua]) (PERSON).†
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jesh´ua (a saviour), another form of the name Joshua or Jesus.1. Joshua the son of Nun. Neh. 8:17. [Joshua.]2. A priest in the reign of David, to whom the ninth course fell by lot. 1 Chron. 24:11. (b.c. 1014.)3. One of the Levites in the reign of Hezekiah. 2 Chron. 31:15. (b.c. 726.)4. Son of Jehozadak,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JESH´UA, JESH´UAH (jeshʹū-a; a later form of Joshua, “Jehovah is salvation”).1. A priest in the reign of David, to whom the ninth division fell by lot (1 Chron. 24:11; “Jeshuah,” KJV), about 960 b.c. Perhaps the same as the one mentioned in Ezra 2:36 and Neh. 7:39, whose descendants returned from Babylon.