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Shemaiah (Ezr. 10:21)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A member of the priestly family of Harim in the postexilic Jewish community. Shemaiah was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:21).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
SHEMAIAH (PERSON) [Heb šĕmaʿyâ (שְׁמַעְיָה); šĕmaʿyāhû (שְׁמַעְיָהוּ)]. Shemaiah is a theophoric personal name commonly rendered “Yahweh has heard” (TPNAH, 90; IPN 184–86). Dahood (1978:92) translates, “Hear, O Ya,” comparing the Ugaritic personal name šmʿy (“Hear, O Ya,” UT, no. 1128:33) and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shemaiah. 1. Prophet during the reign of Rehoboam, king of Judah (930–913 bc). He warned the king not to go to war against Jeroboam and the 10 northern tribes of Israel (1 Kgs 12:22; 2 Chr 11:2). Five years later he spoke words of comfort to a repentant Rehoboam and people of Judah (2 Chr 12:5–7). Shemaiah
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shemaiah shə-māʹyə, shə-mīʹə [Heb. šemaʿyâ, šemaʿyāhû—‘Yahweh has heard’]. A name borne primarily by Levites, priests, and prophets.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SHEMAIAH1. Prophet during the reign of Rehoboam, king of Judah (930–913 bc). He warned the king not to go to war against Jeroboam and the ten northern tribes of Israel (1 Kgs 12:22–24; 2 Chr 11:2–4). Five years later he spoke words of comfort to a repentant Rehoboam and people of Judah (2 Chr 12:5–7).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shemaiah (shi-may´yuh; Heb., “the Lord has heard”).1 A late tenth-century bce prophet who warned King Rehoboam of Judah against fighting Israel (1 Kings 12:22; 2 Chron. 11:2). Later, he called Rehoboam and his princes to repent before Pharaoh Shishak invaded Judah from Egypt, an invasion that he claimed
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SHEMAIAH. The name of several priests, Levites, and prophets.1. A prophet who told Rehoboam he was not to take the soldiers of Judah to war against Jeroboam, for God had said, “Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shemaiah (Heb. šĕmaʿyâ, šĕmaʿyāhû) (also SHAMMUA)1. A Judean prophet at the time of the division of the monarchy following the death of Solomon. Shemaiah was sent by Yahweh to admonish Rehoboam, king of Judah, to return to Jerusalem and not wage war against Jeroboam (1 Kgs. 12:21–22; 2 Chr. 11:2–4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shemaiah [shə māˊyə] (Heb. šema˓yâ, šema˓yāhû “Yahweh has heard”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
SHEMAIAH (Hebrew, “the Lord has heard”) The name of two prophets in the Old Testament.1. A prophet who warned Rehoboam not to use strength of arms to reunite the northern and southern tribes after the death of Solomon (1 Kgs 12:22–24; 2 Chr 11:2–4). He also interpreted the raid of Pharaoh Shishak against
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SHEMA´IAH (she-maʹya; “Jehovah has heard”).1. A prophet in the reign of Rehoboam. When the king had assembled 180,000 men of Benjamin and Judah to reconquer the Northern Kingdom after its revolt, Shemaiah was commissioned to charge them to return to their homes and not to war against their brethren