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Lexicon :: Strong's H8098 - šᵊmaʿyâ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

שְׁמַעְיָה Shᵉmaʻyâh, shem-aw-yaw'; or שְׁמַעְיָהוּ Shᵉmaʻyâhûw; from H8085 and H3050; Jah has heard; Shemajah, the name of twenty-five Israelites:—Shemaiah.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x

The KJV translates Strong's H8098 in the following manner: Shemaiah (41x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x
The KJV translates Strong's H8098 in the following manner: Shemaiah (41x).
  1. 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

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שְׁמַעְיָה Shᵉmaʻyâh, shem-aw-yaw'; or שְׁמַעְיָהוּ Shᵉmaʻyâhûw; from H8085 and H3050; Jah has heard; Shemajah, the name of twenty-five Israelites:—Shemaiah.
STRONGS H8098: Abbreviations
שְׁמַעְיָ֫ה(וּ) proper name, masculine Σαμαιας etc.: שְׁמַעְיָה
1. prophet, Rehoboam's time 1 Kings 12:22; 2 Chronicles 12:5, 7, 15; = יָהוּ - 2 Chronicles 11:2.
2. Jeremiah's time:
a. false prophet Jeremiah 29:31 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 29:32 = יָהוּ- Jeremiah 29:24.
b. יָהוּ- Jeremiah 36:12.
3. יָהוּ- a prophet's father Jeremiah 26:20.
4. descendant of Zerubbabel 1 Chronicles 3:22 (twice in verse).
5. in Simeon 1 Chronicles 4:37.
6. in Reuben 1 Chronicles 5:4.
7. Levites:
b. 1 Chronicles 9:16 = שַׁמּוּעַ 3.
g. Ezra 8:16.
h. Nehemiah 11:15. Also יָהוּ-
8. Companions of Ezra:
a. Ezra 8:13.
9. Companions of Nehemiah:
a. Nehemiah 3:39.
10. priests:
11. a prince Nehemiah 12:34.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

3:22; 4:37; 5:4; 9:14; 9:16; 15:8; 15:11; 24:6; 26:4; 26:6; 26:7

2 Chronicles

11:2; 12:5; 12:7; 12:15; 17:8; 29:14; 31:15; 35:9


8:13; 8:16; 10:21; 10:31


6:10; 10:9; 11:15; 12:6; 12:18; 12:34; 12:35; 12:36; 12:42


26:20; 29:24; 29:31; 29:32; 36:12


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8098 matches the Hebrew שְׁמַעְיָה (šᵊmaʿyâ),
which occurs 41 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:22 - But the word of God came to Shemaiah H8098 the man of God, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 3:22 - The [fn]descendants of Shecaniah were Shemaiah H8098, and the sons of Shemaiah H8098: Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat, six.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:37 - and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah H8098
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:4 - The sons of Joel were Shemaiah H8098 his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:14 - Of the Levites, there were Shemaiah H8098 the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:16 - and [fn]Obadiah the son of [fn]Shemaiah H8098, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the settlements of the Netophathites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:8 - of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah H8098 the chief, and two hundred of his relatives;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:11 - Then David called for the priests Zadok and Abiathar, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah H8098, Eliel, and Amminadab;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:6 - Shemaiah H8098, the son of Nethanel the scribe, from the Levites, recorded them in the presence of the king, the leaders, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers’ households of the priests and the Levites; one father’s household taken for Eleazar and one taken for Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:4 - Obed-edom had sons: Shemaiah H8098 the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:6 - Also to his son Shemaiah H8098 sons were born who ruled over the house of their father, for they were valiant mighty men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:7 - The sons of Shemaiah H8098 were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad, whose brothers, Elihu and Semachiah, were valiant men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:2 - But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah H8098 the man of God, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:5 - Then Shemaiah H8098 the prophet came to Rehoboam and the princes of Judah who had gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and he said to them, “This is what the LORD says: ‘You have abandoned Me, so I also have abandoned you [fn]to Shishak.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:7 - When the LORD saw that they had humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah H8098, saying, “They have humbled themselves, so I will not destroy them; and I will grant them a little deliverance, and My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem by means of Shishak.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:15 - Now the acts of Rehoboam, from the first to the last, are they not written in the [fn]records of Shemaiah H8098 the prophet and of Iddo the seer, according to genealogical enrollment? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:8 - and with them the Levites, Shemaiah H8098, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with them the priests Elishama and Jehoram.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:14 - and from the sons of Heman, [fn]Jehiel and Shimei; and from the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah H8098 and Uzziel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:15 - [fn]Under his authority were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah H8098, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, to distribute their portions faithfully to their brothers by divisions, whether great or small,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:9 - Conaniah also, and his brothers Shemaiah H8098 and Nethanel, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, the officers of the Levites, contributed five thousand from the flocks and five hundred bulls to the Levites for the Passover offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:13 - and of the sons of Adonikam, the last ones, these being their names: Eliphelet, [fn]Jeiel, and Shemaiah H8098, and sixty males with them;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:16 - So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah H8098, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, [fn]leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, teachers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:21 - and of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah H8098, Jehiel, and Uzziah;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:31 - and of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah H8098, Shimeon,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:29 - After [fn]them Zadok the son of Immer carried out repairs in front of his house. And after him Shemaiah H8098 the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the East Gate, carried out repairs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:10 - When I entered the house of Shemaiah H8098 the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined at home, he said, “Let’s meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let’s close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you, and they are coming to kill you at night.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:8 - Maaziah, Bilgai, and Shemaiah H8098. These were the priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:15 - Now from the Levites: Shemaiah H8098 the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:6 - Shemaiah H8098 and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:18 - of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah H8098, Jehonathan;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:34 - Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah H8098, Jeremiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:35 - and some of the sons of the priests with trumpets; and Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah H8098, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:36 - and his kinsmen, Shemaiah H8098, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah, and Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God. And Ezra the scribe went before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:42 - and Maaseiah, Shemaiah H8098, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer. And the singers [fn]sang, with Jezrahiah their leader,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:20 - Indeed, there was also a man who used to prophesy in the name of the LORD, Uriah the son of Shemaiah H8098 from Kiriath-jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land words similar to all those of Jeremiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:24 - Now you shall speak to Shemaiah H8098 the Nehelamite, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:31 - “Send word to all the exiles, saying, ‘This is what the LORD says concerning Shemaiah H8098 the Nehelamite: “Because Shemaiah H8098 has prophesied to you, although I did not send him, and he has made you trust in a lie,”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:32 - therefore this is what the LORD says: “Behold, I am going to punish Shemaiah H8098 the Nehelamite and his [fn]descendants; he will not have anyone living among this people, and he will not see the good that I am going to do for My people,” declares the LORD, “because he has spoken falsely against the LORD.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:12 - he went down to the king’s house, into the scribe’s chamber. And behold, all the officials were sitting there—Elishama the scribe, Delaiah the son of Shemaiah H8098, Elnathan the son of Achbor, Gemariah the son of Shaphan, Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.
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