Elishama

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Elishama ” means whom God hears

  1. The "prince" or "captain" of the tribe of Ephraim in the wilderness of Sinai. (Numbers 1:10; 2:18; 7:48; 10:22) (B.C. 1491.) From (1 Chronicles 7:26) we find that he was grandfather to the great Joshua.
  2. A son of King David. (1 Samuel 5:16; 1 Chronicles 3:8; 14:7)
  3. Another son of David, (1 Chronicles 3:6) who in the other lists is called ELISHUA. (B.C. after 1044.)
  4. A descendant of Judah. (1 Chronicles 2:41)
  5. The father of Nethaniah and grandfather of Ishmael. (2 Kings 25:25; Jeremiah 41:1)
  6. Scribe of King Jehoiakim. (Jeremiah 36:12,20,21) (B.C. 605.)
  7. A priest in the time of Jehoshaphat. (2 Chronicles 17:8) (B.C. 912).
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