corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.20.02.26
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Encyclopedias

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Jeshua

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

Jesh´ua, or Joshua, son of Jozedech, and high priest of the Jews when they returned, under Zerubbabel, from the Babylonian exile (B.C. 536). He was, doubtless, born during the exile. His presence and exhortations greatly promoted the rebuilding of the city and temple. The altar of the latter being first erected, enabled him to sanctify their labor by the religious ceremonies and offerings which the law required. Jeshua joined with Zerubbabel in opposing the machinations of the Samaritans (); and he was not found wanting in zeal when the works, after having been interrupted, were resumed in the second year of Darius Hystaspis (; ). Several of the prophet Haggai's utterances are addressed to Jeshua (; ), and his name occurs in two of the symbolical prophecies of Zechariah (; ). In the first of these passages Jeshua, as pontiff, represents the Jewish people covered at first with the garb of slaves, and afterwards with the new and glorious vestures of deliverance. In the second he wears for a moment crowns of silver and gold, as symbols of the sacerdotal and regal crowns of Israel, which were to be united on the head of the Messiah.

 

 

 

 

Map of Location

Copyright Statement
Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Jeshua'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/kbe/j/jeshua.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Ash Wednesday
There are 46 days til Easter!
ADVERTISEMENT
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Jerusalem
Next Entry
Jeshurun
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology