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Sheshan
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A man from the tribe of Judah who had no sons and thus asked his daughter Ahlai to marry his Egyptian slave Jarha to continue the family line (1 Chr 2:31, 34–35). For further information and details regarding the translation difficulty at 1 Chr 2:31, see this article: Ahlai, Daughter of Sheshan.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sheshan, Son of Ishi
Sheshan, Son of Ishi (שֵׁשָׁן‎, sheshan). A man from the tribe of Judah who had no sons and thus asked his daughter Ahlai to marry his Egyptian slave Jarha to continue the family line (1 Chr 2:31, 34–35). For further information and details regarding the translation difficulty at 1 Chr 2:31, see this
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sheshan (Person)
SHESHAN (PERSON) [Heb šēšān (שֵׁשָׁן)]. A descendant of Judah through Jerahmeel; he is the son of Ishi and father of Ahlai (1 Chr 2:31). However, while v 31 indicates that the son of Sheshan was Ahlai, v 34 states that Sheshan had no sons, only daughters, and gave his daughter to an Egyptian slave
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sheshan
Sheshan. Descendant of Judah through Jerahmeel, whose family line is traced in 1 Chronicles 2:25–41 to Elishama, evidently a contemporary of the writer. In verse 31 Sheshan’s son Ahlai is named, but verse 34 says that Sheshan had no sons. Perhaps two men of the same name are denoted here, or Ahlai may
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sheshan
Sheshan shēʹshan [Heb. šēšān; Gk. Sōsan, B Sōsam (1 Ch. 2:34)]. Judahite and descendant of Jerahmeel (1 Ch. 2:31, 34f.). Apparently Sheshan had only daughters, one of whom married his Egyptian slave Jarha. This genealogical note establishes Elishama (1 Ch. 2:41) and his descendants in the Judahite
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sheshan
SHESHAN Descendant of Judah through Jerahmeel, whose family line is traced in 1 Chronicles 2:25–41 to Elishama, evidently a contemporary of the writer. In verse 31 Sheshan’s son Ahlai is named, but verse 34 says that Sheshan had no sons. Perhaps two men of the same name are denoted here, or Ahlai may
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sheshan
Sheshan (shee´shan), the son of Ishi of the tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 2:31). Because he had no sons, he gave one of his daughters to his Egyptian slave Jahra, so that his family line might continue through her (2:34–35).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sheshan
SHESHAN. Jerahmeelite who had no sons (1 Chr 2:34). He gave his daughter to his Ethiopian servant Jarha, and the lineage is continued through their son Attai.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sheshan
Sheshan (Heb. šēšān)The son of Ishi of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 2:31). Sheshan had no sons and, to perpetuate his family, gave one of his daughters to Jarha, his Egyptian slave (1 Chr. 2:34–35).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sheshan
Sheshan [shēˊshăn] (Heb. šēšān). The son of Ishi of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 2:31). Sheshan had no sons and, to perpetuate his family, gave one of his daughters to Jarha, his Egyptian slave (vv. 34–35).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sheshan
She´shan (noble), a descendant of Jerahmeel the son of Hezron. 1 Chron. 2:31, 34–35. (b.c. after 1690.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Sheshan
SHE´SHAN (sheʹshan). A son of Ishi, in the posterity of Jerahmeel, of the tribe of Judah. Having no sons, he gave his daughter, probably Ahlai, to his Egyptian slave, Jarha, through which union the line was perpetuated (1 Chron. 2:31, 34–35), about 1190 b.c.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Sheshan
SheshanSheshan (sheeʹshan), the head of a Jerahmeelite family of Judah (1 Chron. 2:31, 34, 35).
See also
Relatives
Ishi Father
Ahlai Son
Appaim Grandfather