Eliashib

(fl. 5th cent BCE)
   Israelite, high priest in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah. He and his priestly colleagues were responsible for rebuilding the wall guarding the north-western approach to the Temple Mount: their portion was the Tower of Hananel, the Tower of the Hundred, and the Sheep Gate (Nehemiah 3:1).

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  • ELIASHIB — (Heb. אֶלְיָשִׁיב; may God restore ), a name attested in the Arad letters of the late seventh–early sixth century B.C.E. The Bible shows the popularity of the name in post Exilic times, borne by three individuals married to foreign women (Ezra 10 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Eliashib —    Whom God will restore.    1) A priest, head of one of the courses of the priests of the time of David (1 Chr. 24:12).    2) A high priest in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh. 12:22, 23). He rebuilt the eastern city wall (3:1), his own… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • FROM THE DESTRUCTION TO ALEXANDER — the restoration ezra nehemiah The Restoration The destruction of the Temple constituted a double crisis. Not only were the people cast off the land but the Divine Presence departed from Jerusalem (Ezek. 10:19; 11:23). Once the city was bereft of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ezra 10 — 1 Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore. 2 And… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Nehemiah 3 — 1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel. 2 And next unto… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Nehemiah 12 — 1 Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, 2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush, 3 Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth, 4 Iddo, Ginnetho, Abijah, 5 Miamin, Maadiah, Bilgah, 6 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Malchijah — (Hebrew: הַחֲמִישִׁ,[dubious – discuss] also Malkijah, Malchiah, Melchiah, or Melchias) is a biblical name belonging to several persons mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and means Yahu is King or the king is Yahu .[1] Contents 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Nehemiah 13 — 1 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever; 2 Because they met not the children of Israel with …   The King James version of the Bible

  • List of High Priests of Israel — This page gives one list (partly traditional) of the High Priests of Ancient Israel up to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. Because of a lack a historic data, this list is incomplete and there may be gaps.Line of the High Priests of… …   Wikipedia

  • Tobiah (Ammonite) — Tobiah was an Ammonite official [cite web|url=http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%202:10;|title=Nehemiah ii. 10] (possibly a governor of Ammon) who incited the Ammonites to hinder Ezra and Nehemiah s efforts to rebuild Jerusalem …   Wikipedia

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