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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Jeshua

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Jesh'ua. (a saviour). Another form of the name of Joshua or Jesus.

1. Joshua, the son of Nun. Nehemiah 8:17. See 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 Zechariah 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; Ezra 3:9; Nehemiah 3:19; Nehemiah 8:7; Nehemiah 9:4-5; Nehemiah 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; Nehemiah 7:11; etc.; Ezra 10:30.

(whom Jehovah helps).

7. One of the towns, reinhabited by the people of Judah, after the return from captivity. Nehemiah 11:26. It is not mentioned elsewhere.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Jeshua'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/j/jeshua.html. 1901.

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