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Jeshua


Jesh’ua (a saviour), another form of the name Joshua or Jesus.

1. Joshua the son of Nun. Neh. 8:17. [Joshua.]

2. A priest in the reign of David, to whom the ninth course fell by lot. 1 Chron. 24:11. (b.c. 1014.)

3. One of the Levites in the reign of Hezekiah. 2 Chron. 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 Chron. 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 Zech. 3 and 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; Neh. 3:19; 8:7; 9:4, 5; 12:8, etc.

6. A branch of the family of Pahathmoab, one of the chief families, probably, of the tribe of Judah. Neh. 10:14; 7:11, etc.; Ezra 10:30.