Hu'shim (Heb. Chushimz', חוּשַׁים, or defect. חֻשַׁים in Ge 46:23: 1Ch 7:12, haste; Sept. ᾿Ωσίμ, but Α᾿σόμ in Ge 46:23, and Ασόβ in 1Ch 7:12), the name of two men and one woman.
1. A son of Dan (Ge 46:23); more properly called SHUHAM (Nu 26:42). "Hushim figures prominently in the Jewish traditions of the recognition of Joseph, and of Jacob's burial at Hebron. See the quotations from the Midrash in Weil's Bib. Legends, p. 88, note, and the Targum Pseudojon on Ge 1; Ge 13. In the latter he is the executioner of Esau"
2. A name given as that of "the sons of Aher" or Aharah, the third son of Benjamin (1Ch 7:12; comp. 8:1), and therefore only a plural form for Shuhanz (see the foregoing name, and compare the fact that the following is a fem. appellation) as a representative of his brethren. SEE HUPIHII, and SEE BENJAMIN. B.C. post. 1856.
3. One of the wives of Shaharaim, of the tribe of Benjamin, in the country of Moab, by whom he had Ahitub and Elpaal (1Ch 8:8,11). B.C. cir. 1618.