Ishmai'aah (Heb. Yishmmzayah', יַשׁמִעיָה, and in 1Ch 27:19 in the paragogic form Yishlnaya'hu, יַשׁמִעיָהוּ, heard by Jehovah), the name of two of David's officers.. See DA T1.
1. (Sept. Σαμαϊvας, 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 (1Ch 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. Σαμαϊvας, Vulg. Jesnmujas, Auth. Vers. "Ishmaiah.") Son of Obadiah, and viceroy of Zebulon under David and Solomon (1Ch 27:19). B.C. 1014.