Jeshua

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Jeshua ” means a saviour

Jeshua : another form of the name of Joshua of Jesus.

  1. Joshua the son of Nun. (Nehemiah 8:17) [JOSHUA]
  2. A priest in the reign of David, to whom the nine course fell by David, to whom the ninth course fell by lot. (1 Chronicles 24:11) (B.C. 1014.)
  3. One of the Levites in the reign of Hezekiah. (2 Chronicles 31:15) (B.C. 726.)
  4. Son of Jehozadak, first high priest after the Babylonish captivity, B.C. 536. Jeshua was probably born in Babylon, whither his father Jehozadak had been taken captive while young. (1 Chronicles 6:15) Authorized Version. He came up from Babylon in the first year of Cyrus, with Zerubbabel, and took a leading part with him in the rebuilding of the temple and the restoration of the Jewish commonwealth. The two prophecies concerning him in (Zechariah 3:1) ... and Zech 6:9-15 point him out as an eminent type of Christ.
  5. Head of a Levitical house, one of those which returned from the Babylonish captivity. (Ezra 2:40; 3:9; Nehemiah 3:19; 8:7; 9:4,5; 12:8) etc.
  6. A branch of the family of Pahath-moab, one of the chief families, probably, of the tribe of Judah. (Nehemiah 10:14; 7:11) etc.; Ezra 10:30
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