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Sheba

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Bible Usage:

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
Sheba

An oath, seven.

1. Heb. shebha, the son of Raamah (Genesis 10:7), whose descendants settled with those of Dedan on the Persian Gulf.

2. Heb. id. A son of Joktan (Genesis 10:28), probably the founder of the Sabeans.

3. Heb. id. A son of Jokshan, who was a son of Abraham by Keturah (Genesis 25:3).

4. Heb. id. A kingdom in Arabia Felix. Sheba, in fact, was Saba in Southern Arabia, the Sabaeans of classical geography, who carried on the trade in spices with the other peoples of the ancient world. They were Semites, speaking one of the two main dialects of Himyaritic or South Arabic. Sheba had become a monarchy before the days of Solomon. Its queen brought him gold, spices, and precious stones (1 Kings 10:1-13). She is called by our Lord the "queen of the south" (Matthew 12:42).

5. Heb. shebha', "seven" or "an oak." A town of Simeon (Joshua 19:2).

6. Heb. id. A "son of Bichri," of the family of Becher, the son of Benjamin, and thus of the stem from which Saul was descended (2 Samuel 20:1-22). When David was returning to Jerusalem after the defeat of Absalom, a strife arose between the ten tribes and the tribe of Judah, because the latter took the lead in bringing back the king. Sheba took advantage of this state of things, and raised the standard of revolt, proclaiming, "We have no part in David." With his followers he proceeded northward. David seeing it necessary to check this revolt, ordered Abishai to take the gibborim, "mighty men," and the body-guard and such troops as he could gather, and pursue Sheba. Joab joined the expedition, and having treacherously put Amasa to death, assumed the command of the army. Sheba took refuge in Abel-Bethmaachah, a fortified town some miles north of Lake Merom. While Joab was engaged in laying siege to this city, Sheba's head was, at the instigation of a "wise woman" who had held a parley with him from the city walls, thrown over the wall to the besiegers, and thus the revolt came to an end.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Sheba

captivity; old man; repose; oath


Naves Topical Index
Sheba

1. Son of Raamah
Genesis 10:7; 1 Chronicles 1:9

2. Son of Joktan
Genesis 10:28; 1 Chronicles 1:22

3. Son of Jokshan
Genesis 25:3; 1 Chronicles 1:32

4. A Benjamite who led an insurrection against David
1 Chronicles 10:20

5. A Gadite
1 Chronicles 5:13

6. A city of Simeon
Joshua 19:2

7. Country of:

Queen of Sheba, visits Solomon
1 Kings 10:1-13; 2 Chronicles 9:1-12

Kings of, bring gifts to Solomon
Psalms 72:10

Rich in gold
Psalms 72:15

Rich in incense
Jeremiah 6:20

Merchandise of
Ezekiel 27:22-23; Ezekiel 38:13

Prophecies concerning the people of, coming into the kingdom of Messiah
Isaiah 60:6
Sabeans


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Sheba

1. (on oath), the son of Bichri, a Benjamite, (2 Samuel 20:1-22) the last chief of the Absalom insurrection. The occasion seized by Sheba was the emulation between the northern and southern tribes on David's return. (2 Samuel 20:1,2) Sheba traversed the whole of Palestine apparently rousing the population, Joab following in full pursuit to the fortress Abel Beth-maachah, where Sheba was beheaded. (2 Samuel 20:3-22)
2. (seven , or all oath).

  1. A son of Raamah son of Cush. (Genesis 10:7; 1 Chronicles 1:9)
  2. A soil of Joktan. (Genesis 10:28; 1 Chronicles 1:22)
  3. A son of Jokshan son of Keturah. (Genesis 25:3; 1 Chronicles 1:32) We shall consider, first, the history of the Joktanite Sheba; and secondly, the Cushite Sheba and the Keturahite Sheba together. I. The Joktanites were among the early colonists of southern Arabia, and the kingdom which they there founded was for many centuries called the kingdom of Sheba, after one of the sons of Joktan. The visit of the queen of Sheba to King Solomon. (1 Kings 10:1) is one of the familiar Bible incidents. The kingdom of Sheba embraced the greater part of the Yemen, or Arabia Felix. It bordered on the Red Sea, and was one of the most fertile districts of Arabia. Its chief cities, and probably successive capitals, were Seba, San'a (Uzal), and Zafar (Sephar). Seba was probably the name of the city, and generally of the country and nation. II. Sheba, son of Raamah son of Cush settled somewhere on the shores of the Persian Gulf. It was this Sheba that carried on the great Indian traffic with Palestine, in conjunction with, as we hold, the other Sheba, son of Jokshan son of Keturah, who like Dedan appears to have formed, with the Cushite of the same name, one tribe.

3. one of the towns of the allotment of Simeon, (Joshua 19:2) probably the same as Shema. (Joshua 15:26)
4. a city "in the district near the wilderness" to which our Lord retired with his disciples when threatened with violence by the priests. (John 11:54)


Naves Topical Index
Shebah

A name given by Isaac to a well.
Genesis 26:33


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shebah

(an oath), the famous well which gave its name to the city of Beersheba. (Genesis 26:53) [BEERSHEBA, OR BEERSHEBA]


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shebam

compassing about; old men


Naves Topical Index
Shebam

A city of Reuben
Numbers 32:3

Apparently called also Shibmah and Sibmah
Sibmah


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shebam

(fragrance), one of the towns in the pastoral district on the east of Jordan; demanded by and finally ceded to the tribes of Reuben and Gad. (Numbers 32:3) It is probably the same as SHIBMAH, (Numbers 32:38) and SIBMAH. (Joshua 13:13; Isaiah 16:8,9; Jeremiah 48:32)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shebaniah

Whom Jehovah hides, or has made grow up.

1. A Levite appointed to blow the trumpet before the ark of God (1 Chronicles 15:24).

2. Another Levite (Nehemiah 9:4, 5).

3. A priest (Nehemiah 10:12).

4. A Levite (Nehemiah 10:4).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shebaniah

the Lord that converts, or recalls from captivity


Naves Topical Index
Shebaniah

1. A priest in the time of David
1 Chronicles 15:24

2. A Levite who joined Nehemiah in covenant
Nehemiah 9:4-5; Nehemiah 10:10

3. A priest who joined Nehemiah in covenant
Nehemiah 10:4; Nehemiah 12:14

4. A Levite who joined Nehemiah in covenant
Nehemiah 10:12


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shebaniah

(increased by Jehovah).

  1. A Levite in the time of Ezra. (Nehemiah 9:4,5) He sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:10) (B.C. 459.)
  2. A priest or priestly family who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:4; 12:14) Called SHECHANIAH, SHECHANIAH in (Nehemiah 12:3)
  3. Another Levite who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:12)
  4. One of the priests appointed by David to blow with the trumpets before the ark of God. (1 Chronicles 15:24) (B.C. 1043.)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shebarim

Breaks; ruins, a place near Ai (Joshua 7:5; R.V. marg., "the quarries").


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shebarim

breakings; hopes


Naves Topical Index
Shebarim

A place near Ai.
Joshua 7:5


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shebarim

(the breaches), a place named in (Joshua 7:5) only, as one of the points in the flight from Ai.