Abishua

Abish'ua (Heb. Abishu'a, אֲבַישׁוּעִ , father of welfare, i.e. fortunate; Sept. Α᾿βισού or Α᾿βισοῦ, but in 1Ch 8:4 [v. r. Α᾿βεσσουέ] and Ezr 7:5, Α᾿βισουέ), the name of two men.

1. A son of Bela, and grandson of Benjamin (1Ch 8:4); possibly the same as JERIMOTH SEE JERIMOTH (1Ch 7:7). B.C. post 1856. SEE JACOB.

2. The son of Phinehas (grandson of Aaron) and father of Bukki, being the fourth high-priest of the Hebrews (1Ch 6:4-5,50; Ezr 7:5). Josephus calls him Abiezer (Α᾿βιεζέρης, Ant. 5. 11, 4), but elsewhere Josephus (Ι᾿ώσηπις, Ant. 8:1, 3, ed. Havercamp). He appears from the Chronicon of Alexandria to have been nearly contemporary with Ehud, B.C. cir. 1523-1466. SEE HIGH-PRIEST.

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