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  • A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chronicles 23:21 ; 24:29 ).

  • A Benjamite of Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 8:30 ; 9:36 ).

  • A Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12 ).

  • The great-grandfather of Mordecai (Esther 2:5 ).

  • A Benjamite, the son of Abiel, and father of king Saul (1 Samuel 9:1,3 ; 10:11,21 ; 14:51 ; 2 Samuel 21:14 ). All that is recorded of him is that he sent his son Saul in search of his asses that had strayed, and that he was buried in Zelah. Called Cis, Acts 13:21 (RSV, Kish).

  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Kish'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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