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Tishbe
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tishbe
Tishbe (תֹּשָׁבֵי‎, toshavey). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tishbe (Place)
TISHBE (PLACE) [Heb tōšābê (תֹּשָׁבֵי)]. The putative place of origin of the 9th-century Israelite prophet Elijah (1 Kgs 17:1). See ELIJAH. This identification, which is followed in many modern translations, is based on a traditional reading of the problematic Heb mn-tšby. Doubtless influenced by
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tishbe, Tishbite
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
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, Tishbite
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
Tishbe
Tishbe (Heb. tišbê), TISHBITE (hattišbɩ̂)The place of origin for Elijah the prophet (1 Kgs. 17:1). Early witnesses (LXX, Josephus Ant. 8.13.2) and most modern translations render Heb. mittōšāḇê gilʿāḏ similarly to NRSV “of Tishbe in Gilead.” In support of this reading is the preceding gentilic,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tishbe, Tishbite
TISHBE [tĭshˊbē], TISHBITE (Heb. hattišbî).† The designation of Elijah as “the Tishbite” (1 Kgs. 17:1; 21:17, 28; 2 Kgs. 1:3, 8; 9:36) suggests his origin as some place called Tishbe (h). The traditional site of this place is Listib, ca. 14 km. (9 mi.) east of the Jordan a short distance
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Tishbe
TISHBE The home of Elijah, east of the Jordan (1 Kgs 17:1). Its present location is unknown.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Tishbe
Tishbe tish’bee (תִּשְׁבֵּיH9586, conjectured place name [the MT has תֹּשָׁבֵי, see below]; gentilic תִּשְׁבִּיH9585, “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
TISHBE tish´bee [תִּשְׁבֵּיtishbe]. 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
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