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Dictionaries :: Shemariah

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


whom Jehovah guards. (1.) One who joined David at Ziklag (1Ch 12:5).

(2.) Ezr 10:32, 41.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


God is my guard

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


shem-a-ri'-a, she-mar'-ya (shemaryah and shemaryahu, "whom Jahveh guards"):

(1) A Benjamite warrior who joined David at Ziklag (1Ch 12:5, Codex Vaticanus Sammaraia; Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus Samaria; Lucian, Samarias).

(2) A son of Rehoboam (2Ch 11:19).

(3) One of the sons of Harim who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:32, Codex Vaticanus Samareia, Lucian, Samarias; Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus Semaria).

(4) One of the sons of Bani who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:41, Codex Alexandrinus Samareias; Codex Vaticanus Samareia; Lucian, Samarias).

Written by Horace J. Wolf

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(kept by Jehovah).

(1.) A Benjamite warrior who came to David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:5). (B.C. 1054)

(2.) One of the family of Harim, a lay man of Israel who put away his foreign wife in the time of Ezra (Ezra 10:32). (B.C. 658)

(3.) Another who did the same (Ezra 10:41).


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