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Sheba (descendant of Shem)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sheba (Person)
SHEBA (PERSON) [Heb šĕbāʾ (שְׁבָא‎); šebaʿ (שֶׁבַע‎)]. SABEANS. 1. The descendant of Ham and Cush and the “son” (Heb bēn) of Raamah and brother of Dedan (Gen 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9). The name appears again in Gen 10:28 (1 Chr 1:22), where Sheba (Heb šĕbāʾ) is listed as a descendant of Shem and among the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sheba (Person)
Sheba (Person). 1. Son of Raamah, the brother of Dedan and a descendant of Noah through Ham’s line (Gn 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9).2. One of the 13 sons of Joktan and a descendant of Noah through Shem’s line (Gn 10:28; 1 Chr 1:22).3. Son of Jokshan, the brother of Dedan and the grandson of Abraham and Keturah
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sheba (Person)
SHEBA (Person)1. Son of Raamah, the brother of Dedan and a descendant of Noah through Ham’s line (Gn 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9).2. One of the 13 sons of Joktan and a descendant of Noah through Shem’s line (Gn 10:28; 1 Chr 1:22).3. Son of Jokshan, the brother of Dedan and the grandson of Abraham and Keturah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sheba
Sheba (shee´buh).1 A town included in Simeon’s inheritance, along with Beer-sheba and Moladah (Josh. 19:2).2 A Benjaminite, the son of Bichri, who led a revolt against David after Absalom’s rebellion was put down. Hoping to seize northern Israel, he was pursued by Joab and his army and was decapitated
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sheba
SHEBA. In Heb. there are two distinct spellings of his name, sheba˓ (see 1–3 below) and shbā˒ (see 4–7).1. A descendant of Abihail of the tribe of Gad who lived in Gilead (1 Chr 5:13, 16).2. A son of Bichri of the tribe of Benjamin. After Absalom’s rebellion had been quelled, Sheba took advantage
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Sheba
SHEBA. 1. A city (Heb. šeḇa‘) in the territory allotted to Simeon in S Palestine near Beersheba and Moladah (Jos. 19:2; MT at 1 Ch. 4:28 omits it in the parallel list, but lxx has ‘Sama’). lxx reads ‘Samaa’ in ms B (cf. Jos. 15:26) and ‘Sabee’ in ms A. S. Cohen (IDB, 4, p. 311) suggests that Sheba
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sheba (Person)
Sheba (Heb. šĕḇāʾ, šĕḇāʿ) (PERSON)1. The son of Raamah and great-grandson of Noah’s son Ham (Gen. 10:7; 1 Chr. 1:9).2. The son of Joktan and a descendant of Noah through the line of Shem (Gen. 10:28; 1 Chr. 1:22).3. The son of Jokshan and grandson of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:3; 1 Chr.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Sheba
SHEBA A land in the southern, fertile mountainous southwestern part of Arabia, inhabited in antiquity by the Sabeans (cf. Gen. 10:7, 25–8). In the Bible it was known as an exceedingly rich land, from which the Queen of Sheba brought gold, precious stones and spices (1 Kgs. 10:1 ff.) such as frankincense
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sheba
She´ba (an oath), the son of Biehri, a Benjamite, 2 Sam. 20:1–22, the last chief of the Absalom insurrection. The occasion seized by Sheba was the emulation between the northern and southern tribes on David’s return. 20:1–2. Sheba traversed the whole of Palestine, apparently rousing the population, Joab
Sheba
She´ba (seven, or an oath).1. A son of Raamah son of Cush. Gen. 10:7; 1 Chron. 1:22.2. A son of Joktan. Gen. 10:28; 1 Chron. 1:22.3. A son of Jokshan son of Keturah. Gen. 25:3; 1 Chron. 1:32. We shall consider, first, the history of the Joktanite Sheba; and secondly, the cushite Sheba and the Keturahite
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Hadoram Brother
Havilah Brother
Jobab Brother
Obal Brother
Hazarmaveth Brother
Uzal Brother
Diklah Brother
Jerah Brother
Sheleph Brother
Abimael Brother
Ophir Brother
Almodad Brother
Eber Grandfather
Peleg Uncle
Reu Cousin