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JESHUA [Easton Bible Dictionary]

# Head of the ninth priestly order (Ezra 2:36); called also Jeshuah (1 Chronicles 24:11).

# A Levite appointed by Hezekiah to distribute offerings in the priestly cities (2 Chronicles 31:15).

# Ezra 2:6; Nehemiah 7:11. [a priest]

# Ezra 2:40; Nehemiah 7:43. [a Levite]

# The son of Jozadak, and high priest of the Jews under Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 7:7; 12:1,7,10,26); 
called Joshua (Haggai 1:1, 12; 2:2,4; Zechariah 3:1,3,6,8,9).

# A Levite (Ezra 8:33).

# Nehemiah 3:19.

# A Levite who assisted in the reformation under (Nehemiah 8:7; 9:4,5).

# Son of Kadmiel (Nehemiah 12:24).

# A city of Judah (Nehemiah 11:26).

# Nehemiah 8:17; Joshua, the son of Nun.

JESHUA [Smith Bible Dictionary]

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

1. Joshua the son of Nun. (Nehemiah 8:17) [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. [Also JESHUAH] (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 Zech 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; Nehemiah 3:19; 8:7; 9:4,5; 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; 7:11) etc.; Ezra 10:30

(whom Jehovah helps), one of the towns reinhabited by the people of Judah after the return from captivity. (Nehemiah 11:26) It is not mentioned elsewhere.


jesh'-u-a, je-shu'-a (yeshua`, "Yahweh is deliverance" or "opulence"; compare JOSHUA, BOOK OF ):

(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 Levite of Hezekiah's time (2 Chronicles 31:15).

(3) Son of Jozadak = Joshua the high priest (Ezra 2:2; 3:2,8; 4:3; 5:2; 10:18; Nehemiah 7:7; 12:1,7,10,26); see JOSHUA (1) (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 58).

(5) Head of a Levitical house which had oversight of the workmen in the temple (Ezra 2:40; 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 (Hebrews 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).

David Francis Roberts

jesh'-u-a, je-shu'-a (yeshua`):

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 Sa`weh, a ruin upon a prominent hill, Tell es Sa`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.

JESHUA [Thompson Chain Reference]
* (or Joshua, the priest)
    * Ezra 2:2
    * Ezra 3:2
    * Ezra 4:3
    * Ezra 5:2
    * Nehemiah 7:7
    * Nehemiah 12:1
    * Nehemiah 12:10

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