Tishbite (Tish´bit)

An adjective applied six times in the Hebrew Bible to the prophet Elijah (1Kgs 17:1; 1Kgs 21:17; 1Kgs 21:28; 2Kgs 1:3; 2Kgs 1:8; 2Kgs 9:36). The LXX translators understood this to indicate that Elijah’s hometown was Tishbe, a city that has been identified with the site of Listib in the mountains of north Gilead.

1Kgs 17:1

Elijah Predicts a Drought
1Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall be ... View more

1Kgs 21:17

Elijah Pronounces God's Sentence
17Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying:

1Kgs 21:28

28Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite:

2Kgs 1:3

3But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Get up, go to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them, ‘Is it because there is no G ... View more

2Kgs 1:8

8They answered him, “A hairy man, with a leather belt around his waist.” He said, “It is Elijah the Tishbite.”

2Kgs 9:36

36When they came back and told him, he said, “This is the word of the Lord, which he spoke by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, ‘In the territory of Jezreel the ... View more

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