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HEBREW: 8098 hyemv Sh@ma`yah or whyemv Sh@ma`yahuw
NAVE: Shemaiah
EBD: Shemaiah
SMITH: SHEMAIAH
ISBE: SHEMAIAH
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Shemaiah

In Bible versions:

Shemaiah: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
a prophet in the days of Rehoboam
son of Shecaniah (Hananiah Zerubbabel David Judah)
forefather of Ziza, a prince of the tribe of Simeon
son of Joel of Reuben
son of Hasshub; a Levite leader of some returned exiles
son of Galal; a Levite whose descendants returned from exile
son of Elizaphan (Kohath Levi)
son of Nethanel, a Levite and scribe in David's time
son of Obed-Edom; a pre-exile Levite gatekeeper
a Levite whom Jehoshaphat sent to teach the law around Judah
a Levite leader of the Jeduthun Clan in Hezekiah's time
a Levite manager of temple offerings under King Hezekiah
a chief officer of the house of God in Josiah's time
a leader of the Adonikam Clan back from exile
one of the leaders Ezra sent to Iddo to ask for recruits
a priest of the Harim Clan who put away his heathen wife
a layman of the Harim Clan who put away his heathen wife
son of Shecaniah; keeper of the East Gate under Nehemiah
son of Delaiah son of Mehetabel; an agent of Nehemiah's enemies
son of Mattaniah; priestly leader among the returned exiles
a Levite musician who helped Zechariah dedicate Nehemiah's wall
a priest who helped dedicate the wall
father of a prophet (Uriah?) from Kiriath-Jearim that Jehoiakim executed
a deceived leader in exile who demanded Jeremiah's execution
father of Delaiah, a prince of Judah in the time of Jehoiakim

that hears or obeys the Lord

Hebrew

Strongs #08098: hyemv Sh@ma`yah or whyemv Sh@ma`yahuw

Shemaiah = "heard by Jehovah"

1) a prophet of the Lord in the reign of king Rehoboam of Judah
2) the Nehelamite, a false prophet in the time of the prophet Jeremiah
3) father of Delaiah, one of the princes of Judah in the time of the
prophet Jeremiah
4) an inhabitant of Kirjathjearim and father of Urijah, a prophet of
the Lord in the time of the prophet Jeremiah
5) a Judaite, son of Shechaniah, father of Hattush, and descendant of
Zerubbabel
6) a Simeonite, father of Shimri
7) a Reubenite, son of Joel and father of Gog
8) a Merarite Levite, son of Hasshub in the time of Nehemiah
9) a Levite, son of Galal and father of Obadiah
10) a Levite and head of the family of the sons of Elizaphan who were
commissioned to bring the ark to Jerusalem in the time of David
11) a Levite and scribe, son of Nethaneel in the time of David
12) a Levite, 1st son of Obed-Edom in the time of David
13) a Levite, descendant of Jeduthun the singer in the time of king
Hezekiah of Judah
14) a Levite, one of the messengers of Ezra to Iddo
15) a Levite in the time of king Jehoshaphat of Judah
16) a Levite, one of several in charge of distributing the free will
offerings brought to God to their Levite brethren in the time of
king Hezekiah of Judah
17) a Levite in the time of king Josiah of Judah
18) head of a family of exiles who returned with Ezra
19) a priest, of the sons of Harim who had a foreign wife in the time
of Ezra
20) an Israelite of the sons of Harim who had a foreign wife in the
time of Ezra
21) son of Delaiah, grandson of Mehetabeel, and a false prophet hired
by Tobiah and Sanballat to give false guidance to Nehemiah
22) a priest who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah and participated
in the dedication of the wall
23) a priest who returned from exile with Zerubbabel
24) a leader of the people at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem
in the time of Nehemiah
25) grandfather of the priest Zechariah who participated in the
dedication of the wall in the time of Nehemiah
26) another of the priests who along with 25 took part in the
dedication of the wall in the time of Nehemiah

8098 Shma`yah shem-aw-yaw'

or Shmamyahuw {shem-aw-yaw'-hoo}; from 8085 and 3050; Jah has
heard; Shemajah, the name of twenty-five
Israelites:-Shemaiah.
see HEBREW for 08085
see HEBREW for 03050

Shemaiah [EBD]

whom Jehovah heard. (1.) A prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (1 Kings 12:22-24).

(2.) Neh. 3:29.

(3.) A Simeonite (1 Chr. 4:37).

(4.) A priest (Neh. 12:42).

(5.) A Levite (1 Chr. 9:16).

(6.) 1 Chr. 9:14; Neh. 11:15.

(7.) A Levite in the time of David, who with 200 of his brethren took part in the bringing up of the ark from Obed-edom to Hebron (1 Chr. 15:8).

(8.) A Levite (1 Chr. 24:6).

(9.) The eldest son of Obed-edom (1 Chr. 26:4-8).

(10.) A Levite (2 Chr. 29:14).

(11.) A false prophet who hindered the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Neh. 6:10).

(12.) A prince of Judah who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 12:34-36).

(13.) A false prophet who opposed Jeremiah (Jer. 29:24-32).

(14.) One of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat appointed to teach the law (2 Chr. 17:8).

(15.) A Levite appointed to "distribute the oblations of the Lord" (2 Chr. 31:15).

(16.) A Levite (2 Chr. 35:9).

(17.) The father of Urijah the prophet (Jer. 26:20).

(18.) The father of a prince in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:12).

Shemaiah [NAVE]

SHEMAIAH
1. A prophet in the time of Rehoboam. Prevents Rehoboam from war with Jeroboam, 1 Kin. 12:22-24; 2 Chr. 11:2-4.
Prophesies the punishment of Rehoboam by Shishak, king of Egypt, 2 Chr. 12:5, 7.
Writes chronicles, 2 Chr. 12:15.
2. A descendant of David, 1 Chr. 3:22.
3. A Simeonite, 1 Chr. 4:37.
4. Son of Joel, 1 Chr. 5:4.
Called Shema, 1 Chr. 5:8.
5. A Merarite, 1 Chr. 9:14.
In charge of the business of the temple in time of Nehemiah, Neh. 11:15, 16.
6. Son of Galal, 1 Chr. 9:16.
Called Shammua, Neh. 11:17.
7. A chief Levite in time of David; assisted in moving the ark from Obed-edom, 1 Chr. 15:8, 11.
8. A Levite who assisted in the division of the priests, 1 chr. 24:6.
9. A porter of the temple in time of David, 1 Chr. 26:4, 6, 7.
10. A Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to instruct the people in the law, 2 Chr. 17:8.
11. A Levite, son of Jeduthun, 2 Chr. 29:14.
12. A Levite, 2 Chr. 31:15.
13. A Levite who contributed largely for passover sacrifices, 2 Chr. 35:9.
14. A Jew who returned from Babylon with Ezra, Ezra 8:13.
15. A chief man with Ezra, Ezra 8:16.
16. A priest who put away his Gentile wife, Ezra 10:21.
17. An Israelite who put away his Gentile wife, Ezra 10:31.
18. Keeper of the east gate of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah, Neh. 3:29.
19. A false prophet in the time of Nehemiah, Neh. 6:10.
20. A priest who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah, Neh. 10:8.
21. A priest with Zerubbabel, Neh. 12:6, 18.
22. A priest, Neh. 12:35.
23. The name of three men who celebrated the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem, Neh. 12:34, 36, 42.
24. Father of the prophet Urijah, Jer. 26:20.
25. A false prophet, Jer. 29:24-32.
26. Father of Delaiah, Jer. 36:12.

SHEMAIAH [SMITH]

(heard by Jehovah).
  1. A prophet in the reign of Rehoboam. (1 Kings 12:22; 2 Chronicles 11:2) (B.C. 972.) He wrote a chronicle containing the events of Rehoboam?s reign. (2 Chronicles 12:5,15)
  2. The son of Shechaniah, among the descendants of Zerubbabel. (1 Chronicles 3:23; Nehemiah 3:28)
  3. A prince of the tribe of Simeon. (1 Chronicles 4:27)
  4. Son of Joel, Reubenite. (1 Chronicles 5:4) (B.C. after 1706.)
  5. Son of Hasshub, a Merarite Levite. (1 Chronicles 9:14; Nehemiah 11:15)
  6. Father of Obadiah or Abda, a Levite. (1 Chronicles 9:16)
  7. Son of Elizaphan, and chief of his house in the reign of David. (1 Chronicles 15:8,11) (B.C. 1043.)
  8. A Levite, son of Nethaneel and also a scribe in the time of David. (1 Chronicles 24:6) (B.C. 1014.)
  9. The eldest son of Obed-edom the Gittite. (1 Chronicles 26:4,6,7) (B.C. 1014.)
  10. A descendant of Jeduthun the singer who lived in the reign of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:14)
  11. One of the sons of Adonikam who returned with Ezra. (Ezra 5:13)
  12. One of Ezra?s messengers. (Ezra 8:16)
  13. A priest of the family of Harim, who put away his foreign wife at Ezra?s bidding. (Ezra 10:21) (B.C. 455.)
  14. A layman of Israel son of another Harim, who had also married a foreigner. (Ezra 10:31) (B.C. 458.)
  15. Son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, a prophet in the time of Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 6:10) (B.C. 446.)
  16. The head of a priestly house who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:8; 12:6,18) (B.C. 410.)
  17. One of the princes of Judah at the time of the dedication of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 12:34)
  18. One of the choir on the same occasion. (Nehemiah 12:38)
  19. A priest. (Nehemiah 12:42)
  20. A false prophet in the time of Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 29:24-32)
  21. A Levite in the reign of Jehoshaphat. (2 Chronicles 17:8) (B.C. 909.)
  22. A Levite in the reign of Hezekiah. (2 Chronicles 31:15) (B.C. 726.)
  23. A Levite in the reign of Josiah. (2 Chronicles 35:9) (B.C. 628.)
  24. The father of Urijah of Kirjath-jearim. (Jeremiah 26:20) (B.C. before 608.)
  25. The father of Delaiah. (Jeremiah 36:12) (B.C. before 605.)

SHEMAIAH [ISBE]

SHEMAIAH - she-ma'-ya, she-mi'-a (shema`yah (in 2 Ch 11:2; 17:8; 31:15; 35:9; Jer 26:20; 29:24; 36:12, shema`yahu), "Jahveh hears"): The name is most frequently borne by priests, Levites and prophets.

(1) Codex Vaticanus Sammaias; Codex Alexandrinus Samaias (2 Ch 12:5,7). A prophet who, together with Ahijah, protested against Rehoboam's contemplated war against the ten revolted tribes (1 Ki 12:22-24 = 2 Ch 11:2-4). He declared that the rebellion had divine sanction. The second Greek account knows nothing of Ahijah in this connection and introduces Shemaiah at the gathering at Shechem where both Jeroboam and Rehoboam were present; it narrates that on this occasion Shemaiah (not Ahijah) rent his garment and gave ten parts to Jeroboam to signify the ten tribes over which he was to become king. (This version, however, is not taken very seriously, because of its numerous inconsistencies.) Shemaiah also prophesied at the invasion of Judah by Shishak (2 Ch 12:5-7). His message was to the effect that as the princes of Israel had humbled themselves, God's wrath against their idolatrous practices would not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak (2 Ch 13:7). He is mentioned as the author of a history of Rehoboam (2 Ch 12:15).

(2) Son of Shecaniah (1 Ch 3:22, Samaia), a descendant of Zerubbabel. This is also the name of one of the men who helped to repair the wall (Neh 3:29, Semeia (...) (compare Curtis, ICC, in 1 Ch 3:17-24)).

(3) A Simeonite (1 Ch 4:37, Codex Vaticanus Sumeon; Codex Alexandrinus Samaias), identical, perhaps, with the Shimei of 1 Ch 4:26,27.

(4) A Reubenite (1 Ch 5:4, Codex Vaticanus Semeei; Codex Alexandrinus Semein), called Shema in 1 Ch 5:8.

(5) A Merarite Levite (1 Ch 9:14; Neh 11:15, Samaia), one of those who dwelt in Jerusalem.

(6) A Levite of the family of Jeduthun, father of Obadiah or Abda (1 Ch 9:16, Sameia, Codex Alexandrinus Samias, called "Shammua" in Neh 11:17).

(7) Head of the Levitical Kohathite clan of Elizaphan in the time of David (1 Ch 15:8, Codex Vaticanus Samaias; Codex Alexandrinus Samaia; Codex Sinaiticus Sameas; 1 Ch 15:11, Codex Vaticanus Samias; Codex Alexandrinus Semeias; Codex Sinaiticus Samai). He may be the same person as (8).

(8) The scribe (1 Ch 24:6), the son of Nethanel, who registered the names of the priestly courses.

(9) A Korahite Levite, eldest son of Obed-edom (1 Ch 26:4,6, Codex Vaticanus Samaias; Codex Alexandrinus Sameias; 1 Ch 26:7, Codex Vaticanus Samai; Codex Alexandrinus Semeia).

(10) A Levite (2 Ch 17:8, Codex Vaticanus Samouas; Codex Alexandrinus Samouias). One of the commission appointed by Jehoshaphat to teach the book of the Law in Judah. The names of the commissioners as a whole belong to a period later than the 9th century. (Gray, HPN, 231).

(11) One of the men "over the free-will offerings of God" (2 Ch 31:15, Semeei).

(12) A Levite of the family of Jeduthun in the reign of Hezekiah (2 Ch 29:14), one of those who assisted in the purification of the Temple.

(13) A chief of the Levites (2 Ch 35:9), called "Samaias" in Septuagint and 1 Esdras 1:9.

(14) A "chief man" under Ezra (Ezr 8:16), called "Maasmas" and "Samaias" in 1 Esdras 8:43,44.

(15) A member of the family of Adonikam (Ezr 8:13, Codex Vaticanus Samaia; Codex Alexandrinus Samaeia; "Samaias" in 1 Esdras 8:39).

(16) A priest of the family of Harim who married a foreign wife (Ezr 10:21), called "Sameus" in 1 Esdras 9:21.

(17) A layman of the family of Harim who married a foreign wife (Ezr 10:31), called "Sabbeus" in 1 Esdras 9:32.

(18) A prophet (Neh 6:10-14, Codex Vaticanus Semeei; Codex Alexandrinus Semei), employed by Sanballat and Tobiah to frighten Nehemiah and hinder the rebuilding of the wall.

(19) One of the 24 courses of priests, 16th under Zerubbabel (Neh 12:6, Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus Semeias), 15th under Joiakim (Neh 12:18; Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus Semeia), and 21st under Nehemiah (Neh 10:8, Samaia), mentioned in connection with the dedication of the wall.

(20) A priest, descendant of Asaph (Neh 12:35).

(21) A singer (or clan) participating in the dedication of the wall (Neh 12:36).

(22) Father of the prophet Urijah (Jer 26:20, Codex Vaticanus and Codex Alexandrinus Samaias; Codex Sinaiticus Maseas).

(23) A false prophet who was upbraided by Jeremiah (29:24-32) for attempting to hinder his work. He is styled "the Nehelamite" and was among those carried into captivity with Jehoiachin. In opposition to Jeremiah, he predicted a speedy ending to the captivity. Jeremiah foretold the complete destruction of Shemaiah's family.

(24) Father of Delaiah, who was a prince in the reign of Zedekiah (Jer 36:12).

(25) "The great," kinsman of Tobias (Tobit 5:13).

Horace J. Wolf




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