Bible Names N-Z : Shemaiah

Shemaiah in Wikipedia Sh'maya is a Hebrew from "shem" and "aya": Sky, figuratively, the height or farthest extent of anything. From the particle shem, deriving from the ancient Semitic root ShM -name, light, sound, vibration, atmosphere. The - aya ending indicates that it is without limit. Another more common meaning is "Listen to God". It has been referred to otherwise as: Sh'maya, a rabbinic sage who was leader of the Pharisees in the 1st century BC in the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament: Shemaiah, a prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (I Kings 12:22- 24) Neh. 3:29 a Simeonite (I Chr. 4:37) a priest (Neh. 12:42) a Levite (I Chr. 9:16) I Chr. 9:14; Neh. 11:15 a Levite in the time of David, who with 200 of his brethren took part in the bringing up of the ark from Obed-edom to Hebron (I Chr. 15:8) a reference to Moses the Levite (I Chr. 24:6) the eldest son of Obed-edom (I Chr. 26:4-8) a Levite (II Chr. 29:14) a false prophet who hindered the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Neh. 6:10) a prince of Judah who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 12:34-36) Nehelamite (Dweller of Nehelam) The designation of Shemaiah, a false prophet who went with the captives to Babylon and who opposed Jeremiah (Jer. 29:24, 31-32). one of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat appointed to teach the law (II Chr. 17:8) a Levite appointed to "distribute the oblations of the Lord" (II Chr. 31:15) a Levite (II Chr. 35:9) the father of Urijah the prophet (Jer. 26:20) the father of a prince in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:12)