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Abishua

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("father of safety".)

1. Son of Phinehas, fourth high priest (1 Chronicles 6:50). The Chronicon of Alexandria shows that his pontificate included the period of Ehud's judgeship, and probably of Eglon's oppression. Father of Bukki (1 Chronicles 6:4-5; 1 Chronicles 6:50-51; Ezra 7:4-5). Josephus (Ant. 8:1, 3) says he was succeeded in the priesthood by Eli; his descendants, until Zadok, falling to the rank of private persons.

2. Son of Bela of Benjamin: 1 Chronicles 8:4.


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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Abishua'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fbd/a/abishua.html. 1949.

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