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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Jeshua; Jeshuah

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jesh ´- ū́ - a ; je - shū ´- a ( ישׁוּע , yēshūa‛ , "Yahweh is deliverance" or "opulence"; compare JOSHUA ):

(1) The King James Version "Jeshuah," head of the 9th course of priests, and possibly of "the house of Jeshua" (1 Chronicles 24:11; Ezra 2:36; Nehemiah 7:39 ).

(2) A L evite of Hezekiah's time (2 Chronicles 31:15 ).

(3) Son of Jozadak = Joshua the high priest (Ezra 2:2; Ezra 3:2 , Ezra 3:8; Ezra 4:3; Ezra 5:2; Ezra 10:18; Nehemiah 7:7; Nehemiah 12:1 , Nehemiah 12:7 , Nehemiah 12:10 , Nehemiah 12:26 ); see JOSHUA (4) = "Jesus" (1 Esdras 5:48 and Sirach 49:12).

(4) A man of Pahath-moab, some of whose descendants returned from Babylon to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:6; Nehemiah 7:11 ) = "Jesus" (1 Esdras 5:48).

(5) Head of a Levitical house which had oversight of the workmen in the temple (Ezra 2:40; Ezra 3:9; Nehemiah 7:43 ). He is mentioned again in Nehemiah 8:7 as taking part in explaining the Torah to the people, in Nehemiah 9:4 f (compare Nehemiah 12:8 ) as leading in the worship, and in Nehemiah 10:9 (Hebrew 10) as sealing the covenant; this Jeshua is called son of Azaniah ( Nehemiah 10:9 ). To these references should be added probably Nehemiah 12:24 , where commentators read, "Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel" for "Jeshua the son of Kadmiel." Perhaps Jozabad (Ezra 8:33 ) is a "son" of this same Jeshua; compare Ezra 8:33 = 1 Esdras 8:63, where the King James Version is "Jesu," the Revised Version (British and American) "Jesus." He is the same as Jessue (the King James Version), Jesus (Revised Version) (1 Esdras 5:26).

(6) Father of Ezer, a repairer of the wall (Nehemiah 3:19 ).

(7) JOSHUA , son of Nun (Nehemiah 8:17 ) (which see).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Jeshua; Jeshuah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/j/jeshua-jeshuah.html. 1915.

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