Kish in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a bow. (1.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 23:21;
(2.) A Benjamite of Jerusalem (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36).
(3.) A Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12).
(4.) The great-grandfather of Mordecai (Esther 2:5).
(5.) A Benjamite, the son of Abiel, and father of king
Sam. 9:1, 3; 10:11, 21; 14:51; 2 Sam. 21:14). All that
recorded of him is that he sent his son Saul in search
asses that had strayed, and that he was buried in
Cis, Acts 13:21 (R.V., Kish).
Kish in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Saul's father, son of Abiel, of Benjamin, brother
of Abner (1 Samuel 9:1-21; 1 Samuel 14:51). 1 Chronicles 8:33
passes over many intermediate links between Saul and Ner, the
son of Abi (the father) of Gibeon.
2. A descendant of Benjamin, of the family of Gibeon,
distinct from Saul's father (1 Chronicles 8:30).
3. A Merarite Levite, son of Abdi, in Hezekiah's days;
sanctified himself to cleanse the temple (2 Chronicles 29:12).
The Levitical house under its chief, rather than an
individual, is meant here by Kish.
4. 1 Chronicles 23:21 KISH or KISHI, ancestor of Ethan
the minstrel (1 Chronicles 6:44; 1 Chronicles 15:17) KISH or
5. Esther 2:5.
Kish in Hitchcock's Bible Names
hard; difficult; straw; for age
Kish in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Father of Saul
1Sa 9:1-3; 10:21; 2Sa 21:14
Called CIS (A. V.) in
-2. A Benjamite
1Ch 8:30; 9:36
-3. A Levite
1Ch 23:21,22; 24:29
-4. A Levite
-5. Great grandfather of Mordecai
Kish in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. The father of Saul; a Benjamite of the family of
Matri. (B.C. 1095.)
2. Son of Jehiel and uncle to the preceding. 1Ch 9:36
3. A Benjamite, great-grandfather of Mordecai. Es 2:5
4. A Merarite of the house of Mahli, of the tribe of
Levi. 1Ch 23:21,22; 24:28,29
Kish in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
kish (qish; Kis, Keis, "bow," "power"): The name of five
persons mentioned in the Bible:
(1) The son of Abiel and the father of Saul, the first king
of Israel. He was of the tribe of Benjamin, of the family of
the Matrites (1 Sam 9:1; 14:51; compare Acts 13:21; 1 Sam
10:21). According to 1 Ch 8:33 and 9:39, "Ner begat Kish" By
reading "Ner begat Abner" (compare 1 Sam 14:51; 1 Ch 6:28),
the difficulty is at least partly overcome. In 1Ch 12:1,
Kish is also mentioned as the father of Saul, and again in 2
Sam 21:14, we are told that the sepulcher of Kish was
located in the country of Benjamin, in Zela. His place of
residence seems to have been at Gibeah.
(2) Another Kish is mentioned (1 Ch 8:29 f; 9:35 f) as the
son of Jeiel and his wife Maacah. He is usually supposed to
be the uncle of Saul's father.
(3) A Levite, the son of Mahli the Merarite (1 Ch 23:21 f;
(4) Another Merarite Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Ch
(5) The great-grandfather of Mordecai, of the tribe of
Benjamin (Est 2:5).
Kish in Wikipedia
Kish (qish; Kis, Keis, "bow," "power")(c.1104 - c.1029 BC)
was the the father of the Israelite King Saul (1 Chronicles
12:1 ), the first king of the Israelites...
Kish Scripture - 1 Chronicles 23:21
The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli;
Eleazar, and Kish.
Kish Scripture - 1 Chronicles 26:28
And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and
Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had
dedicated; [and] whosoever had dedicated [any thing, it was]
under the hand of Shelomith, and of his brethren.
Kish Scripture - 2 Chronicles 29:12
Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the
son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons
of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of
Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and
Eden the son of Joah: