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e-lish'-a-ma ('elishama`, "God has heard"):
(1) Grandfather of Joshua and son of Ammihud; prince of the tribe of Ephraim in the Exodus (Nu 1:10; 7:48,53; 1 Ch 7:26).
(2) A son of David, born in Jerusalem (2 Sam 5:16; 1 Ch 3:8).
(3) By textual corruption in 1 Ch 3:6 for Elishua, another of David's sons; compare 2 Sam 5:15.
(4) A scribe of Jehoiakim (Jer 36:12,20,21).
(5) One "of the seed royal," grandfather of Ishmael, the slayer of Gedaliah (2 Ki 25:25; Jer 41:1).
(6) A man of the tribe of Judah (1 Ch 2:41).
(7) One of the priests appointed by Jehoshaphat to teach the law (2 Ch 17:8).
F. K. Farr
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'elishama'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". - ISBE; 1915.

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