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Meaning and etymology of the name Abishua
There are two men named Abishua in the Bible. One is a son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron and Elisheba, and his son is graced with the lovely name Bukki(1 Chronciles 6:4), and his son is named Uzzi. Ten generations down from Uzzi we find Ezra the reformer (Ezra 7:5).
The other Abishua is one of nine sons of Bela, the first-born of Benjamin, the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel.
The name Abishua consists of two elements:
NOBS Study Bible Name List The Father Is Salvation
Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names Father Of Riches or Father Of Welfare.
BDB Theological Dictionary My Father Is Rescue or Is Opulence.
Related names are
Shoa / Shua(h).
And also related is the word Hosanna.
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