Shaphat (Shay´fat; Heb., “judged”)

1 A Simeonite member of the group sent by Moses to spy out the land of Canaan (Num 13:5). 2 The father of the prophet Elisha (1Kgs 19:16; 1Kgs 19:19; 2Kgs 3:11; 2Kgs 6:31). 3 A Davidic descendant and a grandson of Zerubbabel (1Chr 3:22). 4 A Gadite chief living in Bashan (1Chr 5:12). A herdsman of David, and a son of Adlai (1Chr 27:29).

Num 13:5

5from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;

1Kgs 19:16

16Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

1Kgs 19:19

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19So he set out from there, and found Elisha son of Shaphat, who was plowing. There were twelve yoke of oxen ahead of him, and ... View more

2Kgs 3:11

11But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there no prophet of the Lord here, through whom we may inquire of the Lord?” Then one of the servants of the king of Israel answered ... View more

2Kgs 6:31

31and he said, “So may God do to me, and more, if the head of Elisha son of Shaphat stays on his shoulders today.”

1Chr 3:22

22The son of Shecaniah: Shemaiah. And the sons of Shemaiah: Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat, six.

1Chr 5:12

12Joel the chief, Shapham the second, Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan.

1Chr 27:29

29Over the herds that pastured in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite. Over the herds in the valleys was Shaphat son of Adlai.

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