Kish (Heb. id. קַישׁ, a trap, otherwise a horn; Sept. Κείς or Κίς, N.T. Κίς, Auth. Vers. " Cis," Ac 13:21), the name of five men.
1. The second of the two sons of Mahli (grandson of Levi); his sons married their cousins, heiresses of his brother Eleazar (1Ch 23:21-22). One of these sons was named Jerahmeel (1Ch 24:29). B.C. cir. 1658.
2. A Benjamite of Jerusalem (i.e. the northern neighborhood of Jebus), third named of the sons of Jehiel (of Gibeon) by Maachah (1Ch 8:30; 1Ch 9:36). B.C. apparently cir. 1618.
3. A wealthy and powerful Benjamite, son of Ner (1Ch 8:33; 1Ch 9:39), and father of king Saul (1Sa 9:3; 1Sa 10:11,21; 1Sa 14:51; 1Ch 9:39; 1Ch 12:1; 1Ch 26:28). He was thus the grandson (1Sa 9:1, " son" [q.v.]) of Abiel (q.v.). SEE NER. No incident is mentioned respecting him excepting his sending Saul in search of the strayed asses (1Sa 9:3), and that he was buried in Zelah (2Sa 21:14). B.C. 1093. In Ac 13:21 he is called CIs. See SAUL.
4. A Levite of the family of Merari, son of Abdi, and one of those who assisted Hezekiah in restoring the true religion (2Ch 29:12). B.C. 726.
5. A Benjamite, the father of Shimei, and greatgrandfather of Mordecai (Es 2:5). B.C. considerably ante 598.