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Kish (city)
An ancient city of Babylonia on a branch of the Euphrates River.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kish (Place)
KISH (PLACE). Ancient city of Babylonia, situated on a now dead branch of the Euphrates, 15 kms E of Babylon. This city does not appear in biblical texts, but it draws its prestige from the role it played during the Early Dynastic periods (first half of the 3d millennium), for the appeal it held for
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kish
Kish.1 A Benjaminite from Gibeah who was the son of Abiel and the father of Saul (1 Sam. 9:1, 3; 10:11, 21; 14:51; 2 Sam. 21:14; 1 Chron. 12:1; 26:28). He is described as a man of wealth. He was buried at Zela in Benjamin, where Saul and his son Jonathan were also buried after their bodies were recovered
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kish
KISH (Heb. qîš, ‘bow’, ‘power’).1. A Benjaminite, the son of Abiel and father of King Saul (1 Sa. 9:1; 14:51; cf. Acts 13:21). 2. The son of Jehiel and Maacah (1 Ch. 8:30), perhaps the uncle of 1. 3. A Levite, grandson of Merari (1 Ch. 23:21).4. Another Levite and Merarite who assisted in the cleansing
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kish
Kish (Sum. Kiš) (PLACE)The capital of an ancient city-state situated on a now dead branch of the Euphrates. The present site (in Iraq, NE of modern Hilla) consists of a series of tells ca. 14.5 km. (9 mi.) SE of ancient Babylon.According to the Sumerian King List, Kish represented the first dynasty
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kish (Place)
KISH [kĭsh] (Sum. KIŠ) (PLACE).† An important Early Dynastic city in northern Babylonia. According to the Sumerian King List, it was here that kingship was first “lowered” after the great Flood (ANET, p. 265). The city apparently exercised suzerainty over a number of neighboring city-states.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Kish
KISH (kish).1. The father of King Saul (1 Sam. 9:3; 10:11, 21; 14:51; 1 Chron. 9:39; 12:1; 26:28). He was a wealthy Benjamite, the son of Ner (8:33; 9:39) and grandson of Abiel the “son” of Zeror (1 Sam. 9:1), being used in the general sense of male descendant. No incident respecting him is mentioned
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Kish
KishThe once-majestic city of Kish is today only ruins. It lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) east of the site of Babylon in what is now Iraq. Inscriptions in the ruins state that it was “the first city founded after the Flood.” As the traditional first capital
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KISH
KISH kish [קִישׁqish; Κίς Kis]. 1. The father of King Saul. Kish was a Benjaminite and the son of ABIEL (1 Sam 9:1; Acts 13:21). Kish is depicted as a man of stature and privilege, whose donkeys Saul was seeking when he is chosen as king (1 Sam 9). Saul and his son were buried with Kish after David