🔼The name Jeush: Summary
- He Will Help
- From the verb עוש ('ush), to help.
🔼The name Jeush in the Bible
There are five different individuals named Jeush mentioned in the Bible:
- One of the sons of Esau and Oholibamah (Genesis 36:5, 36:14, 36:18, 1 Chronicles 1:35).
- A son of Bilhan, son of Jediael, son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10).
- A son of Eshek, a Benjaminite (1 Chronicles 8:39).
- A son of Shimei of Gershon of Levi (1 Chronicles 23:10). This Jeush and his brother Beriah did not have many sons, so they merged into one family (1 Chronicles 23:11).
- One of the sons of Rehoboam and Mahalath, the granddaughter of David and Abihail (2 Chronicles 11:19).
This name is spelled as יעיש in Genesis 36:5, 36:14 and 1 Chronicles 7:10, and as יעוש in Genesis 36:18, 1 Chronicles 1:35, 8:39, 23:10-11 and 2 Chronicles 11:19.
🔼Etymology of the name Jeush
The name Jeush appears to derive from the verb עוש ('ush), which probably means to help:
Verb עות ('awat) means to bend, make curved or pervert or falsify. Noun עותה ('awwata) means subversion.
Verb עוש ('ush) means to help. It may also be spelled עות ('ut).
For a meaning of the name, NOBSE Study Bible Name List has May He Aid. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names translates the verb עוש ('ush) with to gather, and translates our name as He Will Gather Together. BDB Theological Dictionary proposes He Comes To Help.