Jeshua (Jesh´yoo-uh; Heb., “Yah[weh] is salvation”)

The Aramaic form of Joshua. 1 A Levite, the head of the ninth division of priests (1Chr 24:11); he is probably the ancestral head of the family groups below. 2 A priest who shared the responsibility for distributing the Levites’ portion of the offerings to the levitical cities during the reign of Hezekiah (2Chr 31:15). 3 The son of Jozadak (Jehozadak) and a priest and clan leader who, along with Zerubbabel, led the return of a group of exiles from the Babylonian captivity (ca. 521 BCE). He worked closely with Zerubbabel to reestablish worship in Jerusalem (Ezra 3:1-5; Ezra 8-9:1; Ezra 5:2). He is referred to as the high priest by Haggai (Hag 1:1) and Zechariah (Zech 6:11) and was the father of Joiakim, who probably succeeded him as high priest (Neh 12:10-12). 4 A clan (“house of Jeshua”) of which the family group of Jedaiah returned from the exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:36). 5 A family group of the clan of Pahath-moab who also returned from exile (Ezra 2:6). 6 A priestly family of the clan of Hodaviah who returned from exile (Ezra 2:40). 7 A Levite, the father of Jozabad, one who helped inventory the valuables brought back by the returning exiles (Ezra 8:33). 8 An official of the district of Mizpah who helped rebuild the walls of postexilic Jerusalem (Neh 3:19). 9 One who helped explain to the people the law read by Ezra (Neh 8:7); he is probably the same Levite who returned from the exile with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:8), took part in the covenant renewal ceremonies (Neh 9:4-5), and signed the covenant (Neh 10:9). He is possibly also the same as the son of Kadmiel who was a levitical leader under the priest Joiakim (Neh 12:24). 10 A name occurring once for Joshua the son of Nun (Neh 8:17). 11 A town settled by Judahites following the exile (Neh 11:26). Its location is suggested by some as modern Tel es-Sawa, about nine miles east of Beer-sheba.

1Chr 24:11

11the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,

2Chr 31:15

15Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah were faithfully assisting him in the cities of the priests, to distribute the portions to their kindr ... View more

Ezra 3:1-5

Worship Restored at Jerusalem
1When the seventh month came, and the Israelites were in the towns, the people gathered together in Jerusalem.2Then Jeshua son of ... View more

Ezra 8-9:1

Heads of Families Who Returned with Ezra
1These are their family heads, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylonia, in the reign of K ... View more

Ezra 5:2

2Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jozadak set out to rebuild the house of God in Jerusalem; and with them were the prophets of God, helping th ... View more

Hag 1:1

The Command to Rebuild the Temple
1In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the prophe ... View more

Zech 6:11

11Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak;

Neh 12:10-12

10Jeshua was the father of Joiakim, Joiakim the father of Eliashib, Eliashib the father of Joiada,11Joiada the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan the father of Ja ... View more

Ezra 2:36

36The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three.

Ezra 2:6

6Of Pahath-moab, namely the descendants of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred twelve.

Ezra 2:40

40The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the descendants of Hodaviah, seventy-four.

Ezra 8:33

33On the fourth day, within the house of our God, the silver, the gold, and the vessels were weighed into the hands of the priest Meremoth son of Uriah, and wit ... View more

Neh 3:19

19next to him Ezer son of Jeshua, ruler of Mizpah, repaired another section opposite the ascent to the armory at the Angle.

Neh 8:7

7Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, helped the people to understan ... View more

Neh 12:8

8And the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, who with his associates was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving.

Neh 9:4-5

4Then Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani stood on the stairs of the Levites and cried out with a loud voice to the Lord their ... View more

Neh 10:9

9And the Levites: Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;

Neh 12:24

24And the leaders of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua son of Kadmiel, with their associates over against them, to praise and to give thanks, accord ... View more

Neh 8:17

17And all the assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in them; for from the days of Jeshua son of Nun to that day the people ... View more

Neh 11:26

26and in Jeshua and in Moladah and Beth-pelet,

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