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In Bible versions:

great grandfather of Jehudi of the court of Jehoiakim
son of Gedaliah; father of Zephaniah the prophet under Josiah.
a Levite who had charge of the east gate in David's time
a layman of the Binnui Clan who put away his heathen wife
father of Hananiah who repaired part of the wall of Jerusalem
a priestly treasurer over the storehouses under Nehemiah
son of Cushi in Jehoiakim's time; grandfather of Jehudi
son of Abdeel; an officer of King Jehoiakim of Judah
father of Jehucal, messenger of King Zedekiah to Jeremiah
son of Hananiah; father of Irijah, Zedekiah's sentry

blackness ( --> same as Cush, Cushan, Ethiopians)
God is my perfection; my happiness; my peace ( --> same as Shelumiel)


Strongs #03570: yvwk Kuwshiy

Cushi = "their blackness"

1) an ancestor of Jehudi (Jer. 36.14)
2) the father of the prophet Zephaniah (Zep. 1.1)

3570 Kuwshiy koo-shee'

the same as 3569; Cushi, the name of two Israelites:-Cushi.
see HEBREW for 03569

Strongs #08018: hymlv Shelemyah or whymlv Shelemyahuw

Shelemiah = "repaid by Jehovah"

1) a son of Bani who put away his foreign wife in the time of Ezra
2) another son of Bani who put away his foreign wife in the time of Ezra
3) father of Hananiah who repaired part of the wall of Jerusalem in
the time of Nehemiah
4) a priest in the time of Nehemiah in charge of the treasury
5) father of Jehucal or Jucal in the time of Zedekiah
6) Levite upon whom the lot for the East Gate fell; in the time of David
6a) also 'Meshelemiah' and 'Shallum'
7) father of Nethaniah and grandfather of Jehudi, who was the messenger
sent to Baruch the scribe of Jeremiah
8) son of Abdeel and one the men commanded by king Jehoiakim of Judah
to seize the prophet Jeremiah and his scribe Baruch
9) father of Irijah, the captain of the guard who arrested Jeremiah

8018 Shelemyah shel-em-yaw'

or Shelemyahuw {shel-em-yaw'-hoo}; from 8002 and 3050;
thank-offering of Jah; Shelemjah, the name of nine
see HEBREW for 08002
see HEBREW for 03050

Shelemiah [EBD]

whom Jehovah repays. (1.) Ezra 10:39.

(2.) The father of Hananiah (Neh. 3:30).

(3.) A priest in the time of Nehemiah (13:13).

(4.) Father of one of those who accused Jeremiah to Zedekiah (Jer. 37:3; 38:1).

(5.) Father of a captain of the ward (Jer. 37:13).

(6.) Jer. 36:14.

Cushi [NAVE]

1. A messenger, who brought good news to David, 2 Sam. 18:21-32.
2. Father of Shelemiah, Jer. 36:14.
3. Father of Zephaniah, Zeph. 1:1.

Shelemiah [NAVE]

1. A porter of the tabernacle, 1 Chr. 26:14.
2. Name of two descendants of Bani who put away Gentile wives, Ezra 10:39, 41.
3. Father of Hananiah, Neh. 3:30.
4. A priest made treasurer by Nehemiah, Neh. 13:13.
5. Son of Cushi, Jer. 36:14.
6. Son of Abdeel, commanded to seize Jeremiah, Jer. 36:26.
7. Father of Jehucal, Jer. 37:3; 38:1.
8. Father of Irijah, Jer. 37:13.


Properly "the Cushite," "the Ethiopian," a man apparently attached to Joab?s person. (2 Samuel 18:21-25,31,32)


(repaid by Jehovah).
  1. One of the sons of Bani in the time of Ezra. (Ezra 10:30) (B.C. 458.)
  2. The father of Hananiah. (Nehemiah 3:30)
  3. A priest in the time of Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 13:13)
  4. The father of Jehueal, or Jucal, in the time of Zedekiah. (Jeremiah 37:3)
  5. The father of Irijah, the captain of the ward who arrested Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 37:13) (B.C. before 589.)
  6. The same as Meshelemiah and Shallum, 8. (1 Chronicles 26:14)
  7. Another of the sons of Bani in the time of Ezra. (Ezra 10:41)
  8. Ancestor of Jehudi in the time of Jehoiakim. (Jeremiah 36:14)
  9. Son of Abdeel; one of those who received the orders of Jehoiakim to take Baruch and Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 36:26) (B.C. 604.)


CUSHI - ku'-shi: This name represents kushi, in the original Septuagint Chousei, Chousi), either with or without the article. With the article (so in 2 Sam 18:21-32 seven out of eight times, all readings supported by the Septuagint) it simply indicate that the person so designated was of the Cushite people, as in Jer 38:7 ff. Its use without the article has doubtless developed out of the foregoing according to a familiar process. For the Cush of Ps 7, title read "Cushi" with Septuagint.

(1) The messenger (the Revised Version (British and American) "the Cushite") sent by Joab to acquaint David with the victory over Absalom. That this man was in fact a foreigner is indicated by his ignorance of a shorter path which Ahimaaz took, by his being unrecognized by the watchman who recognizes Ahimaaz, and by his ignorance, as compared with Ahimaaz, of the sentiments of David, whom he knows only as a king and not as a man. 2 Sam 18:21 (twice, the second time without the article), 2 Sam 18:22,23,11 (twice), 2 Sam 18:32 (twice).

(2) The great-grandfather of Jehudi, a contemporary of Jeremiah (Jer 36:14). The name Jehudi itself ("a man of Judah") is sufficient refutation of the opinion that the use of Cushi as or in lieu of a proper name "seems to show that there were but few Cushites among the Israelites."

(3) The father of Zephaniah the prophet (Zeph 1:1).

J. Oscar Boyd


SHELEMIAH - shel-e-mi'-a, she-lem'-ya (shelemyah; Codex Vaticanus Selemia, Codex Alexandrinus (Selemias):

(1) One of the sons of Bani who married foreign wives in the time of Ezra (Ezr 10:39), called "Selemias" in 1 Esdras 9:34.

(2) Father of Hananiah who restored part of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 3:30) (Codex Vaticanus Telemia, ..., Telemias).

(3) A priest who was appointed one of the treasurers to distribute the Levitical tithes by Nehemiah (Neh 13:13).

(4) The father of Jehucal (or Jucal) in the reign of Zedekiah (Jer 37:3; 38:1; in the second passage the name is Shelemyahu).

(5) The father of Irijah, the captain of the ward, who arrested Jeremiah as a deserter to the Chaldeans (Jer 37:13).

(6) 1 Ch 26:14.


(7) Another of the sons of Bani who married foreign wives in the time of Ezra (Ezr 10:41). It is of interest to note that the order of names in this passage--Sharai, Azarel, and Shelemiah--is almost identical with the names in Jer 36:26, namely, Seraiah, Azriel, Shelemiah.

(8) Ancestor of Jehudi (Jer 36:14).

(9) Septuagint omits.) Son of Abdeel, one of the men sent by Jehoiakim to seize Baruch and Jeremiah after Baruch had read the "roll" in the king's presence (Jer 36:26).

Horace J. Wolf

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