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Rephael
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rephael, Son of Shemaiah
Rephael, Son of Shemaiah (רְפָאֵל‎, repha'el). A descendant of Levi who served as a temple gatekeeper (1 Chr 26:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rephael (Person)
REPHAEL (PERSON) [Heb rĕpāʾēl (רְפָאֵל)]. Named as the second son of Shemaiah, first son of Obed-edom, Rephael (whose name means “God has healed”) is listed among the gatekeepers at the temple in Jerusalem (1 Chr 26:7). The list in which his name occurs (1 Chr 26:4–8) appears to be the contribution
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rephael
Rephael. Shemaiah’s son and a temple gatekeeper in David’s time (1 Chr 26:7, 8).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rephael
Rephael refʹə-el [Heb. rep̱āʾēl—‘God has restored’; Gk. Rhaphaēl]. Son of Shemaiah; a gatekeeper in the temple (1 Ch. 26:7), described as a man “of great ability” (v 6).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rephael
REPHAEL Shemaiah’s son and a temple gatekeeper in David’s time (1 Chr 26:7–8).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Rephael
REPHAEL. One of the course of gate keepers (1 Chr 26:1). He is mentioned in 1 Chr 26:7 as the son of Shemaiah who was the son of Obed-edom. He is described with others as a man of valor and is traditionally believed to have been consecrated to this work by David.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rephael
Rephael (Heb. rĕp̱āʾēl)A levitical temple gatekeeper, the son of Shemaiah of the family of Obed-edom (1 Chr. 26:7).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rephael
Rephael rĕfˊĭ əl] (Heb. rep̱ā˒ēl “God cures”). A levitical temple gatekeeper, the son of Shemaiah of the family of Obed-edom (1 Chr. 26:7).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rephael
Re´phael (healed of God), son of Shemaiah, the first-born of Obed-edom. 1 Chron. 26:7. (b.c. about 1015.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Rephael
RE´PHAEL (reʹfa-el; “God heals”). A son of the Levite Shemaiah of the house of Obed-edom, appointed one of the gatekeepers of the house of God by David (1 Chron. 26:7), about 960 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Rephael
Rephaelhealed of God, one of Shemaiah’s sons. He and his brethren, on account of their “strength for service,” formed one of the divisions of the temple porters (1 Chr. 26:7, 8).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Rephael
REPHAEL [REF ay el] (God heals) — gatekeeper of the sanctuary during the time of King David (1 Chr. 26:7).
See also
Relatives
Shemaiah Father
Elihu Brother
Obed Brother
Elzabad Brother
Othni Brother
Semachiah Brother
Obededom Grandfather
Issachar Uncle
Nethanel Uncle
Joah Uncle
Jehozabad Uncle
Sachar Uncle
Peullethai Uncle
Roles