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Elishama


Elish’ama (whom God hears).

1. The “prince” or “captain” of the tribe of Ephraim in the wilderness of Sinai. Num. 1:10; 2:18; 7:48; 10:22. (b.c. 1491.) From 1 Chron. 7:26 we find that he was grandfather to the great Joshua.

2. A son of King David. 2 Sam. 5:16; 1 Chron. 3:8; 14:7.

3. Another son of David, 1 Chron. 3:6, who in the other lists is called Elishua. (b.c. after 1044.)

4. A descendant of Judah. 1 Chron. 2:41.

5. The father of Nethaniah and grandfather of Ishmael. 2 Kings 25:25; Jer. 41:1.

6. Scribe to King Jehoiakim. Jer. 36:12, 20, 21. (b.c. 605.)

7. A priest in the time of Jehoshaphat. 2 Chron. 17:8. (b.c. 912.)