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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Jeshua

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jesh ´- ū́ - a , jḗ - shū ´- a ( ישוּע , yēshūa‛ ): A place occupied by the children of Judah after their return from captivity ( Nehemiah 11:26 ), evidently, from the places named with it, in the extreme South of Judah. It may correspond with the Shema of Joshua 15:26 , and possibly to the Sheba of Joshua 19:2 . The site may be Khirbet Sā‛weh , a ruin upon a prominent hill, Tell es Sā‛weh , 12 miles East-Northeast of Beersheba. The hill is surrounded by a wall of large blocks of stone. PEF , III, 409-10, Sh XXV .

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

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