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Kish (uncle to Saul)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kish, Son of Jeiel
Kish, Son of Jeiel (קִישׁ‎, qish). A Benjaminite and son of Jeiel. He was probably a great-uncle of King Saul (1 Chr 8:30; 9:36).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kish (Person)
KISH (PERSON) [Heb qı̂š (קִישׁ)]. The name of five individuals. Its etymology is uncertain. One proposal relates it to Akk qāšu, “bestow,” and qīštu, “gift” (IPN, 171 n. 3). Another relates it to qyšh/qyšʾ in the Aramaic inscriptions from Higr and compares it with the Arabic tribal and personal
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kish
Kish. 1. Benjamite of Gibeah, father of King Saul and a man of some position in the community (1 Sm 9:1). His genealogy is traced for four generations, as is that of Elkanah, the father of Samuel, who would anoint Saul king (1 Sm 1:1).There is some obscurity in the genealogical information about Kish.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kish
2. The son of Jeiel and his wife Maacah (1 Ch. 8:30, 33; 9:36, 39). His relationship to Saul’s father has not yet been determined.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kish
KISH1. Benjamite of Gibeah, father of King Saul and a man of some position in the community (1 Sm 9:1). His genealogy is traced for four generations, as is that of Elkanah, the father of Samuel, who would anoint Saul king (1:1).There is some obscurity in the genealogical information about Kish. His
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 Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kish
KISH1. A Benjamite, a descendant (“son”) of Jeiel and father of King Saul (1 Sam 9:1–3; 10:11, 21; 14:51; 2 Sam 21:14; 1 Chr 8:30, 33; 9:36, 39; 12:1; 26:28). Kish was a man of considerable means, having a number of servants and donkeys (1 Sam 9:3). Saul’s description of his family as the least of all
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 (Person)
Kish (Heb. qɩ̂š) (PERSON)1. A Benjaminite from Gibeah, the son of Abiel and father of Saul (1 Sam. 9:1). A wealthy man (cf. 1 Sam. 9:3), Kish is described as a gibbôr ḥayɩ̂l, a “man of standing” (NJPSV) or “substance” (NIV), apparently a person of privileged military or material status. Saul’s claim
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Kish
KISH The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The father of Saul and a member of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Sam 9:1; 10:21; 14:51).2. The third son of Jeiel and Maacah and an ancestor of Saul and his father (1 Chr 8:30).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Kish
Kish (a bow).1. The father of Saul; a Benjamite of the family of Matri. (b.c. 1095.)2. Son of Jehiel and uncle to the preceding. 1 Chron. 9:36.3. A Benjamite, great-grandfather of Mordecai. Esther 2:5.4. A Merarite of the house of Mahli, of the tribe of Levi. 1 Chron. 23:21, 22; 24:28, 29.
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Jeiel Father
Zechariah Brother
Baal Brother
Nadab Brother
Zur Brother
Gedor Brother
Ahio Brother
Mikloth Brother
Abdon Brother
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