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Dictionaries :: Shaphat

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


judge. (1.) One of the spies. He represented the tribe of Simeon (Num 13:5).

(2.) The father of Elisha (1Ki 19:16-19).

(3.) One of David's chief herdsmen (1Ch 27:29).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary



International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


sha'-fat (shaphat):iah, one of the 70 men whom Ezekiel saw, in his vision of the Temple, sacrificing to idols (Eze 8:11).

(1) The Simeonite spy (Nu 13:5, Saphat).

(2) The father of the prophet Elisha (1Ki 19:16; 2Ki 3:11, Septuagint Saphath).

(3) A name in the royal genealogy of Judah (1Ch 3:22).

(4) A Gadite (1Ch 5:12).

(5) One of David's herdsmen (1Ch 27:29).

Smith's Bible Dictionary



(1). The Simeonite spy, son of Hori (Numbers 13:5). (B.C. 1490)

(2.) The father of the prophet Elisha (1 Kings 19:18-19; 2 Kings 3:11; 6:31). (B.C. before 900)

(3.) One of the six sons of Shemaiah in the royal line of Judah (1 Chronicles 3:22). (B.C. 350)

(4.) One of the chiefs of the Gadites in Bashan (1 Chronicles 5:12). (B.C. 750)

(5.) The son of Adlai, who was over David's oxen in the valleys (1 Chronicles 27:29). (B.C. 1020)


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