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tishbite in the Bible

Elijah the prophet was thus named (1 Kings 17:1; 21:17, 28, etc.). In 1 Kings 17:1 the word rendered "inhabitants" is in the original the same as that rendered "Tishbite," hence that verse may be read as in the LXX., "Elijah the Tishbite of Tishbi in Gilead." Some interpret this word as meaning "stranger," and read the verse, "Elijah the stranger from among the strangers in Gilead." This designation is probably given to the prophet as denoting that his birthplace was Tishbi, a place in Upper Galilee (mentioned in the apocryphal book of Tobit), from which for some reason he migrated into Gilead. Josephus, the Jewish historian (Ant. 8:13, 2), however, supposes that Tishbi was some place in the land of Gilead. It has been identified by some with el-Ishtib, a some place 22 miles due south of the Sea of Galilee, among the mountains of Gilead.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • The path of Elijah the tishbite magnifies exceedingly the grace of God, and confounds the wisdom of the enemy.

    Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • The tishbite fled because he saw no good from all his labors.

    Bible Emblems Edward E. Seelye
  • If necessary, God can make the barrel of meal and the cruse of oil as unfailing now as in the days of Elijah the tishbite.

  • If the tishbite was going to do anybody any harm, it would be well to be prepared.

    Georgina of the Rainbows Annie Fellows Johnston
  • She wanted to grow up and take care of her darling Barby and protect her from the tishbite.

    Georgina of the Rainbows Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Perhaps, like the tishbite, you have tasted a little, and you would lie down to sleep.

    Bible Emblems Edward E. Seelye
  • He appears before us unannounced as "Elijah the tishbite of the inhabitants of Gilead."

  • Again, it led Elijah the tishbite, in a moment of deep depression, to flee for his life from the wrathful threatenings of Jezebel.

    Notes on the book of Exodus C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
  • Now Georgina hadn't the slightest idea what a tishbite was, but it sounded as if it were something dreadful.

    Georgina of the Rainbows Annie Fellows Johnston

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