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Dictionaries :: Shavsha

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Shavsha:

(2Sa 8:17; 1Ki 4:3), one of David's secretaries (1Ch 18:16).

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Shavsha:

shav'-sha (shawsha'; in 2Sa 20:25, Kethibh, sheya', Kere, shewa', English Versions of the Bible "Sheva," are refuted by the Septuagint; in 2Sa 8:15-18, in other respects identical with Chronicles, "Seraiah" is found; the Septuagint varies greatly in all passages; it is the general consensus that Shavsha is correct): State secretary or scribe during the reign of David (1Ch 18:16; 2Sa 20:25). He was the first occupant of this office, which was created by David. It is significant that his father's name is omitted in the very exact list of David's officers of state (1Ch 18:14-17 parallel 2Sa 8:15-18); this fact, coupled with the foreign sound of his name, points to his being an "alien"; the assumption that the state secretary handled correspondence with other countries may explain David's choice of a foreigner for this post. Shavsha's two sons, Elihoreph and Ahijah, were secretaries of state under Solomon; they are called "sons of Shisha" (1Ki 4:3), "Shisha" probably being a variant of "Shavsha."

Written by Horace J. Wolf

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Shavsha:

(nobility) the royal secretary in the reign of David (1 Chronicles 18:16) called also SERAIAH in 2 Samuel 8:17) and SHEVA in 2 Samuel 20:25 and in 1 Kings 4:3, SHISHA. SEE [SERAIAH, 1.], [SHEVA, 1.], [SHISHA].

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