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Kish

The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • Kish used 21 times.

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Kish

A bow.

1. A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chronicles 23:21; 24:29).

2. A Benjamite of Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 8:30; 9:36).

3. A Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12).

4. The great-grandfather of Mordecai (Esther 2:5).

5. A Benjamite, the son of Abiel, and father of king Saul (1 Samuel 9:1, 3; 10:11, 21; 14:51; 2 Samuel 21:14). All that is recorded of him is that he sent his son Saul in search of his asses that had strayed, and that he was buried in Zelah. Called Cis, Acts 13:21 (R.V., Kish).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Kish

hard; difficult; straw; for age


Naves Topical Index
Kish

1. Father of Saul

General references
1 Samuel 9:1-3; 1 Samuel 10:21; 2 Samuel 21:14

Called Cis
Acts 13:21

2. A Benjamite
1 Chronicles 8:30; 1 Chronicles 9:36

3. A Levite, son of Mahli
1 Chronicles 23:21-22; 1 Chronicles 24:29

4. A Levite, son of Abdi
2 Chronicles 29:12

5. Great-grandfather of Mordecai
Esther 2:5


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Kish

(a bow).

  1. The father of Saul; a Benjamite of the family of Matri. (B.C. 1095.)
  2. Son of Jehiel and uncle to the preceding. (1 Chronicles 9:36)
  3. A Benjamite, great-grandfather of Mordecai. (Esther 2:5)
  4. A Merarite of the house of Mahli, of the tribe of Levi. (1 Chronicles 23:21,22; 24:28,29)


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Kishi

hardness; his gravity; his offense


Naves Topical Index
Kishi

Called also Kushaiah, father of Ethan, a chief assistant in the temple music.
1 Chronicles 6:44; 1 Chronicles 15:17


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Kishi

(bow of Jehovah), a Merarite, and father of ancestor of Ethan the minstrel. (1 Chronicles 6:44)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Kishion

Hardness, a city of Issachar assigned to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 19:20), the same as Kishon (21:28).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Kishion

hardness; soreness


Naves Topical Index
Kishion

See Kedesh
Kedesh


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Kishion

(hardness), one of the towns on the boundary of the tribe of Issachar, (Joshua 19:20) which with its suburbs was allotted to the Gershonite Levites. (Joshua 21:28) Authorized Version KISHON.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Kishon

Winding, a winter torrent of Central Palestine, which rises about the roots of Tabor and Gilboa, and passing in a northerly direction through the plains of Esdraelon and Acre, falls into the Mediterranean at the north-eastern corner of the bay of Acre, at the foot of Carmel. It is the drain by which the waters of the plain of Esdraelon and of the mountains that surround it find their way to the sea. It bears the modern name of Nahr el-Mokattah, i.e., "the river of slaughter" (comp. 1 Kings 18:40). In the triumphal song of Deborah (Judges 5:21) it is spoken of as "that ancient river," either (1) because it had flowed on for ages, or (2), according to the Targum, because it was "the torrent in which were shown signs and wonders to Israel of old;" or (3) probably the reference is to the exploits in that region among the ancient Canaanites, for the adjoining plain of Esdraelon was the great battle-field of Palestine.

This was the scene of the defeat of Sisera (Judges 4:7, 13), and of the destruction of the prophets of Baal by Elijah (1 Kings 18:40). "When the Kishon was at its height, it would be, partly on account of its quicksands, as impassable as the ocean itself to a retreating army." (See DEBORAH.)


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Kishon

hard; sore


Naves Topical Index
Kishon

Called also Kison. A noted river of Palestine emptying into the Mediterranean near the northern base of Mount Carmel.

Sisera defeated at, and his army destroyed in
Judges 4:7; Judges 4:13; Judges 5:21; Psalms 83:9

Prophets of Baal destroyed by Elijah at
1 Kings 18:40


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Kishon

(winding), The river, a torrent or winter stream of central Palestine, the scene of two of the grandest achievements of Isr'litish history

the defeat of Sisera, Judges 4, and the destruction of the prophets of Baal by Elijah. (1 Kings 18:40) The Nahr Mukutta , the modern representative of the Kishon, is the drain by which the waters of the plain of Esdr'lon and of the mountains which enclose that plain find their way through the plain of Acre to the Mediterranean. The part of the Kishon at which the prophets of Baal were slaughtered by Elijah was doubtless close below the spot on Carmel where the sacrifice had taken place.