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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Ishmaiaah

(Heb. Yishmmzayah', יַשְׁמִעְיָה, and in 1 Chronicles 27:19 in the paragogic form Yishlnaya'hu, יַשְׁמִעְיָהוּ, heard by Jehovah), the name of two of David's officers.. See DA T1.

1. (Sept. Σαμαϊ v ας , ulg. Samarjcs, Auth. Vers. "Ismaiah.") A Gibeonite, one of the chiefs of those warriors who relinquished the cause of Saul, the head (of their tribe, and joined themselves to David-when he was at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:4). B.C. 1046. he is described as "a hero (gibbor) among the thirty and over the thirty" i.e. David's body-guard; but his name does not appear in the lists of the guard in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11. Possibly he was killed in some encounter before David reached the throne.

2. (Sept. Σαμαϊ v ας , Vulg. Jesnmujas, Auth. Vers. "Ishmaiah.") Son of Obadiah, and viceroy of Zebulon under David and Solomon (1 Chronicles 27:19). B.C. 1014.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ishmaiaah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/i/ishmaiaah.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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