Bible Names A-G: Eliashib
Eliashib in Easton's Bible Dictionary
whom God will restore. (1.) A priest, head of one of the
of the priests of the time of David (1 Chr. 24:12).
(2.) A high priest in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah
12:22, 23). He rebuilt the eastern city wall (3:1),
mansion being in that quarter, on the ridge Ophel
His indulgence of Tobiah the Ammonite provoked the
of Nehemiah (13:4, 7).
Eliashib in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. 1 Chronicles 24:12.
2. 1 Chronicles 3:24.
3. High priest when Nehemiah rebuilt the walls (Nehemiah
3:1-20-21). Energetic in building the sheepgate, sanctifying
and setting up its doors; but relationship to Tobiah the
Ammonite outweighed regard for the sanctity of the temple.
Nehemiah was angry with him for preparing a room therein for
his pagan connection (Nehemiah 13:4-7), in opposition to
God's prohibition (Deuteronomy 23:3-4). His grandson too had
married the pagan Horonite Sanballat's daughter (Nehemiah
13:28). Ungodly alliances are a snare to religious
professors (2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Matthew 10:37).
"Therefore (says Nehemiah) I chased him from me. Remember
them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and
the covenant of the priesthood." His genealogy is given
(Nehemiah 12:10; Nehemiah 12:22), see Ezra 10:6.
4. Ezra 10:24.
5. Ezra 10:27.
Eliashib in Hitchcock's Bible Names
the God of conversion
Eliashib in Naves Topical Bible
1. A priest
-2. Name of three Israelites mentioned in
-3. High priest
Ne 3:1; 12:10; 13:4-9,28
-4. Son of Elioenai
Eliashib in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(whom God restores).
1. A priest in the time of King David eleventh in the
order of the "governors" of the sanctuary. 1Ch 24:12
2. One of the latest descendants of the royal family
of Judah. 1Ch 3:24
3. High priest at Jerusalem at the time of the
rebuilding of the walls under Nehemiah. Ne 3:1,20,21 (B.C.
4. A singer in the time of Ezra who had married a
foreign wife. Ezr 10:24
5. A son of Zattu, Ezr 10:27 and
6. A son of Bani, Ezr 10:36 both of whom had
transgressed in the same manner. (B.C. 458.)
Eliashib in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e-li'-a-shib ('elyashibh, "God restores"):
(1) A descendant of David (1 Ch 3:24).
(2) Head of the eleventh course of priests (1 Ch 24:12).
(3) The high priest in the time of Nehemiah. He, with his
brethren the priests, helped in the rebuilding of the wall
(Neh 3:1). But later he was "allied unto Tobiah" the Ammonite
(Neh 13:4) and allowed that enemy of Nehemiah the use of a
great chamber in the temple (Neh 13:5); and one of his
grandsons, a son of Joiada, married a daughter of Sanballat
the Horonite and was for this expelled from the community by
Nehemiah (Neh 13:28).
(4, 5, 6) Three Israelites, one a "singer," who had married
foreign wives (Ezr 10:24,27,36).
(7) Father of Jehohanan (Ezr 10:6); probably identical with
(3) above. Called Eliasib in 1 Esdras 9:1.
F. K. Farr
Eliashib in Wikipedia
the High Priest is mentioned in Nehemiah 12:10,22 and 3:1,
20-21,13:28 and possibly the Book of Ezra 10:6 of the Hebrew
Bible. Some also place him in different parts of Nehemiah
including 12:23 and 13:4,7, but this is disputed. Nehemiah
3:20-21 places his home between the area of two working
groups constructing the walls of Jerusalem on the north side
of the city. He helped with the refortification of this wall
(Neh 3:1). The size of his house indicated his wealth and
high socio-economic status (Neh 3:23-21). His grandson was
married to the daughter of Sanballat the Horonite (Neh
13:28). This places him as someone who lived during the time
of Nehemiah, and as a result, probably Ezra also. In the
year 445 B.C.E., Eliashib was the high priest when Nehemiah
returned to Jerusalem in the 20th year of Artaxerxes I
(Nehemiah 1:1, 2:1).
Josephus puts Eliashib as a contemporary of Ezra during the
reign of Xerxes, in Ant. 11.5,6-8. He also dates his reign
as high priest through the reign of Cyrus, also called by
the Greeks, Artaxerxes. This is the Artaxerxes depicted in
the Book of Esther. Josephus outlines this story in
Antiq.11:185- Antiq 11:297. The last quotation of this story
states, "When Eliasib the high priest was dead, his son
Judas succeeded in the high priesthood."(Antiq 11:297)
Eliashib Scripture - Ezra 10:6
Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into
the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and [when] he came
thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned
because of the transgression of them that had been carried
Eliashib Scripture - Nehemiah 12:22
The Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and
Jaddua, [were] recorded chief of the fathers: also the
priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian.
Eliashib Scripture - Nehemiah 3:1
Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the
priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it,
and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they
sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.
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