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Shunammite Woman
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shunammites (שׁוּנַמִּי‎, shunammiy). The residents of Shunem (1 Kgs 1:3; 1 Kgs 1:15; 1 Kgs 2:17; 1 Kgs 2:21–22; 2 Kgs 4:12; 2 Kgs 4:25; 2 Kgs 4:36).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shunammite. Inhabitant of Shunem; hometown of Abishag (1 Kgs 1:3, 15).See Shunem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shunammite shoo̅ʹnə-mīt [Heb. šunammîṯ šûnammîṯ]. A general designation for a woman of Shunem, a village in the tribal territory of Issachar (Josh. 19:18). Two women are known to have come from Shunem. Abishag, the beautiful maiden who was King David’s nurse in his last days (1 K. 1:3f, 15),
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SHUNAMMITE* Inhabitant of Shunem; hometown of Abishag (1 Kgs 1:3, 15). See Shunem.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shunammite (shoo´nuh-mit), a native of the town of Shunem.1 Abishag, who nursed David in his old age (1 Kings 1:3). See also Abishag.2 A woman whose dead son was revived by Elisha (2 Kings 4:8–37). See also Elisha.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SHUNAMMITE. A native of Shunem.1. A woman of Shunem whose son Elisha raised from the dead (2 Kgs 4:8–37), Later, Elisha’s intervention secured the restoration of her property (2 Kgs 8:1–6).2. Abishag. Shunammite, a beautiful young woman, was secured as a nurse for David in his old age (1 Kgs 1:3, 15).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Shunem, Shunammite
SHUNEM, SHUNAMMITE. A town (probably modern Solem) in the territory of Issachar near Jezreel (Jos. 19:18), Shunem (šûnēm) was the site of the Philistine camp before the battle of Gilboa (1 Sa. 28:4).Elisha sojourned in Shunem frequently in the home of a generous woman (called the Shunammite, a feminine
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shunammite, Shunem
SHUNAMMITE [shōōˊnə mīt] (Heb. šûnammîṯ “woman of Shunem”), SHUNEM [shōōˊnəm] (šûmēm).† Shunem was a town on the site of modern Sôlem, on the southern slope of the Nebī Daḥī (see Moreh 2), east across the valley of Jezreel from Megiddo and ca. 11 km. (7 mi.) south of Nazareth.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shunammite the
Shu´nammite, The, i.e., the native of Shunem, is applied to two persons: Abishag, the nurse of King David, 1 Kings 1:3, 15; 2:17, 21–22, and the nameless hostess of Elisha. 2 Kings 4:12, 25, 36.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SHU´NAMMITE (shūʹnam-īt). A native of Shunem (which see), as is evident from 2 Kings 4:12, 25, 36; cf. v. 8, where it is applied to the hostess of Elisha. It was also applied to Abishag, the nurse of David in his old age (1 Kings 1:3; 2:17, 21–22).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Shunammitea person of Shunem (1 Kings 1:3; 2 Kings 4:12). The Syr. and Arab. read “Sulamite.”
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
ShunammiteShunammite (sho̅o̅ʹnuh-mīt), a native of the town of Shunem. 1 Abishag, who nursed David in his old age (1 Kings 1:3). 2 A woman whose dead son was revived by Elisha (2 Kings 4:8–37). See also Abishag.