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Shisha meaning

שישא

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🔼The name Shisha in the Bible

The name Shisha occurs just once in the Bible. He is the father of two scribes of king Solomon, namely Elihoreph and Ahijah (1 Kings 4:3). In 1 Chronicles 18:16 we learn about a man named Shavsha (שושא), whose name is spelled quite similar to that of Shisha, and who is also a royal scribe. Many scholars assume that this is the same man.

🔼Etymology and meaning of the name Shisha

The name Shisha is not a common word in Hebrew but in Aramaic exists a word which is spelled identical but (according to the Masoretes, more than 1000 years after the story was written in its present form) pronounced slightly different, which means Alabaster. And since this name isn't a common Hebrew word, a Hebrew audience might have assumed relations to the following word group:

Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names, however, derives this name from Syrian words and reads Habitation. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Distinction for no submitted reason.