Kish in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

("bow".) 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 KUSHAIAH. 5. Esther 2:5.

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