Eliashib - ē-līŽa-shib

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


 (אלישׁיב, 'elyāshībh, “God restores”):

(1) A descendant of David (1Ch_3:24).

(2) Head of the eleventh course of priests (1Ch_24:12).

(3) The high priest in the time of Nehemiah. He, with his brethren the priests, helped in the rebuilding of the wall (Neh_3:1). But later he was “allied unto Tobiah” the Ammonite (Neh_13:4) and allowed that enemy of Nehemiah the use of a great chamber in the temple (Neh_13:5); and one of his grandsons, a son of Joiada, married a daughter of Sanballat the Horonite and was for this expelled from the community by Nehemiah (Neh_13:28). See SANBALLAT.

(4, 5, 6) three Israelites, one a “singer,” who had married foreign wives (Ezr_10:24, Ezr_10:27, Ezr_10:36).

(7) Father of Jehohanan (Ezr_10:6); probably identical with (3) above. Called Eliasib in 1 Esdras 9:1.


Taken from: International Standard Bible Encyclopedia by James Orr, M.A., D.D., General Editor