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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town in Gilead that was home to Elijah the prophet, though there are interpretive issues with regard to this word in 1 Kgs 17:1.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tishbe, Tishbite. Native city of Elijah the prophet and its inhabitants (1 Kgs 17:1; 21:17, 28; 2 Kgs 1:3, 8; 9:36). The Hebrew form of Tishbe in 1 Kings 17:1 prompted the kjv to translate the word as “of the inhabitants [of Gilead].” Most translations follow the Septuagint, however, in considering Tishbe
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
TISHBE Native city of Elijah the prophet and its inhabitants (1 Kgs 17:1; 21:17, 28; 2 Kgs 1:3, 8; 9:36). The Hebrew form of Tishbe in 1 Kings 17:1 prompted the kjv to translate the word as “of the inhabitants [of Gilead].” Most translations follow the Septuagint, however, in considering Tishbe a proper
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tishbe (tish´bee), Tishbite (tish´bit), the place of origin for the prophet Elijah and the adjective indicating this. Elijah is called a Tishbite six times in the Bible (1 Kings 17:1; 21:17, 28; 2 Kings 1:3, 8; 9:36). The lxx translators understood this as a geographical reference and translated an uncertain
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Tishbe tish’bee (תִּשְׁבֵּי H9586, conjectured place name [the MT has תֹּשָׁבֵי, see below]; gentilic תִּשְׁבִּי H9585, “Tishbite”). The hometown of Elijah in Gilead, according to the NIV and some other versions at 1 Ki. 17:1. The KJV, following the Hebrew form found in the MT, has “of the inhabitants
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
TISHBE tish´bee [תִּשְׁבֵּי tishbe]. A city of uncertain location associated with the prophet ELIJAH. Six times in the OT, Elijah is referred to as “the Tishbite” (hattishbi [התִּשְׁבִּי]; 1 Kgs 17:1; 21:17, 28; 2 Kgs 1:3, 8; 9:36), apparently a reference to his hometown. Other prophets are similarly