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    Shavsha in Easton's Bible Dictionary ("Seraiah," 2 Sam. 8:17; "Shisha," 1 Kings 4:3), one of David's secretaries (1 Chr. 18:16).

    Shavsha in Fausset's Bible Dictionary David's scribe or secretary of state (1 Chronicles 18:16). SERAIAH in 2 Samuel 8:17. SHISHA in 1 Kings 4:3. SHEVA in 2 Samuel 20:25.

    Shavsha in Naves Topical Bible -See SERAIAH, number one

    Shavsha in Smiths Bible Dictionary (nobility), the royal secretary in the reign of David, 1Ch 18:16 called also SERAIAH in 2Sa 8:17 and SHEVA in 2Sa 20:25 end in 1Ki 4:3 SHISHA.

    Shavsha in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE shav'-sha (shawsha'; in 2 Sam 20:25, Kethibh, sheya', Kere, shewa', English Versions of the Bible "Sheva," are refuted by the Septuagint; in 2 Sam 8:15-18, in other respects identical with Chronicles, "Seraiah" is found; the Septuagint varies greatly in all passages; it is the general consensus that Shavsha is correct): State secretary or scribe during the reign of David (1 Ch 18:16; 2 Sam 20:25). He was the first occupant of this office, which was created by David. It is significant that his father's name is omitted in the very exact list of David's officers of state (1 Ch 18:14-17 parallel 2 Sam 8:15-18); this fact, coupled with the foreign sound of his name, points to his being an "alien"; the assumption that the state secretary handled correspondence with other countries may explain David's choice of a foreigner for this post. Shavsha's two sons, Elihoreph and Ahijah, were secretaries of state under Solomon; they are called "sons of Shisha" (1 Ki 4:3), "Shisha" probably being a variant of "Shavsha." Horace J. Wolf

    Shavsha Scripture - 1 Chronicles 18:16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, [were] the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;