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). See SANBALLAT. (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

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