Kish
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Kish

hard; difficult; straw; for age

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)
Easton's Bible Dictionary
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).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A workman's name for the graphite which forms incidentally in iron smelting.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KISH

kish (qish; Kis, Keis, "bow," "power"): The name of five persons mentioned in the Bible:

(1) The son of Abiel and the father of Saul, the first king of Israel. He was of the tribe of Benjamin, of the family of the Matrites (1 Samuel 9:1; 1 Samuel 14:51; compare Acts 13:21 1 Samuel 10:21). According to 1 Chronicles 8:33 and 9:39, "Ner begat Kish" By reading "Ner begat Abner" (compare 1 Samuel 14:51 1 Chronicles 6:28), the difficulty is at least partly overcome. In 1 Chronicles 12:1, Kish is also mentioned as the father of Saul, and again in 2 Samuel 21:14, we are told that the sepulcher of Kish was located in the country of Benjamin, in Zela. His place of residence seems to have been at Gibeah.

(2) Another Kish is mentioned (1 Chronicles 8:29; 1 Chronicles 9:35 f) as the son of Jeiel and his wife Maacah. He is usually supposed to be the uncle of Saul's father.

(3) A Levite, the son of Mahli the Merarite (1 Chronicles 23:21; compare 24:29).

(4) Another Merarite Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12).

(5) The great-grandfather of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin (Esther 2:5).

William Baur

Greek
2797. Kis -- Kish, the father of King Saul
... Kish, the father of King Saul. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Transliteration: Kis Phonetic Spelling: (kis) Short Definition: Kish Definition: ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5369. Ner -- father of Abner, also the father of Kish
... 5368, 5369. Ner. 5370 . father of Abner, also the father of Kish.
Transliteration: Ner Phonetic Spelling: (nare) Short Definition: Ner. ...
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6872c. Tseror -- grandfather of Kish
... grandfather of Kish. Transliteration: Tseror Short Definition: Zeror. Word Origin
from the same as tsar Definition grandfather of Kish NASB Word Usage Zeror (1) ...
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7027. Qish -- father of Saul, also the name of several other Isr.
... father of Saul, also the name of several other Isr. Transliteration: Qish Phonetic
Spelling: (keesh) Short Definition: Kish. ... NASB Word Usage Kish (21). Kish. ...
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7191. Qishyon -- a city in Issachar
... 7190, 7191. Qishyon. 7192 . a city in Issachar. Transliteration: Qishyon
Phonetic Spelling: (kish-yone') Short Definition: Kishion. ...
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7180. qishshuah -- a cucumber
... 7179, 7180. qishshuah. 7181 . a cucumber. Transliteration: qishshuah
Phonetic Spelling: (kish-shoo') Short Definition: cucumbers. ...
/hebrew/7180.htm - 5k

3788. kishron -- skill, success
... 3787, 3788. kishron. 3789 . skill, success. Transliteration: kishron Phonetic
Spelling: (kish-rone') Short Definition: skill. Word ...
/hebrew/3788.htm - 6k

3783. kishshalon -- a stumbling
... 3782, 3783. kishshalon. 3784 . a stumbling. Transliteration: kishshalon Phonetic
Spelling: (kish-shaw-lone') Short Definition: stumbling. ...
/hebrew/3783.htm - 6k

7196. qishshurim -- bands, sashes
... 7195, 7196. qishshurim. 7197 . bands, sashes. Transliteration: qishshurim
Phonetic Spelling: (kish-shoor') Short Definition: attire. ...
/hebrew/7196.htm - 6k

Library

How Samuel Found a Leader
... THE OLD TESTAMENT HOW SAMUEL FOUND A LEADER. There was a rich Benjamite named Kish,
who lived at Gibeah. ... Now the asses of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/how samuel found a leader.htm

The Appointment of a King Over the Israelites, Whose Name was Saul ...
... God. 1. Ther was one of the tribe of Benjamin, a man of a good family,
and of a virtuous disposition; his name was Kish. He had ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 the appointment of.htm

The Making of a King.
... up to the hill of sacrifice he met a tall, noble looking young man, who, with his
servant, was looking for the lost asses of his father, Kish, the Benjaminite. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xviii the making of.htm

The King after Man's Heart
... When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, the family
of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of Kish was taken: and when they ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the king after mans heart.htm

Babylonia and Assyria
... In the neighbourhood of Babylon were Kish (El-Hymar) and Kutha (Tel-Ibrahim); somewhat
to the north of it, and on the banks of the Euphrates, was Sippara or ...
/.../early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter vi babylonia and assyria.htm

The First Kings.
... God had selected the first monarch of earth outside of heathenism. In the comparatively
small tribe of Benjamin, was a man of honorable ancestry named Kish. ...
/.../headley/half hours in bible lands volume 2/the first kings.htm

Sennacherib (705-681 BC )
... The magnificent army left by Sargon was at his disposal, and summoning it at once
into the field, he advanced on the town of Kish, where the Kalda monarch was ...
/.../chapter isennacherib 705-681 b c.htm

History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8
... on the accession of Sennacherib -- Revolt of Babylon: return of Merodach-baladan
and his efforts to form a coalition against Assyria; the battle of Kish (703 BC ...
/.../history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 8/title page.htm

The Kingdom of all Israel.
... Their entreaty was granted, and in 1094 BC Saul the son of Kish, of the small but
fierce tribe of Benjamin, was appointed by God, and anointed like a priest by ...
//christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson vi the kingdom of.htm

A Wise Desire
... There would be one who stands like Saul, the son of Kish, head and shoulders taller
than all the rest, whom we should at once select to be our king and ruler ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 1 1855/a wise desire.htm

Thesaurus
Kish (18 Occurrences)
... in Zelah. Called Cis, Acts 13:21 (RV, Kish). Noah Webster's Dictionary. (n.)
A ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. KISH. kish (qish; Kis, Keis ...
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Kish'ion (1 Occurrence)
Kish'ion. Ki'shion, Kish'ion. Kishon . Multi-Version Concordance
Kish'ion (1 Occurrence). Joshua 19:20 and Rabbith, and ...
/k/kish'ion.htm - 6k

Ner (17 Occurrences)
... Light, the father of Kish (1 Chronicles 8:33). ... 1 Samuel 14:51 Kish was the father
of Saul; and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel. ...
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Jerahmeel (9 Occurrences)
... (2.) The son of Kish, a Levite (1 Chronicles 24:29). (3.) Son of Hammelech (Jeremiah
36:26). Int. ... (2) A Merarite Levite, son of Kish (1 Chronicles 24:29). ...
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Eshbaal (2 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 8:33 Ner became the father of Kish; and Kish became the father of Saul;
and Saul became the father of Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and ...
/e/eshbaal.htm - 7k

Esh-baal (2 Occurrences)
... Esh-baal (2 Occurrences). 1 Chronicles 8:33 And Ner begot Kish; and Kish begot Saul;
and Saul begot Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal. ...
/e/esh-baal.htm - 7k

Malki-shua (5 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). 1 Chronicles 8:33 And Ner begot Kish; and Kish begot Saul; and Saul begot
Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal. (See NIV). ...
/m/malki-shua.htm - 7k

Malchi-shua (5 Occurrences)
... (BBE WBS NAS). 1 Chronicles 8:33 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and
Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal. ...
/m/malchi-shua.htm - 8k

Malchishua (5 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 8:33 Ner became the father of Kish; and Kish became the father of Saul;
and Saul became the father of Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and ...
/m/malchishua.htm - 9k

Mal'chishu'a (5 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). 1 Chronicles 8:33 And Ner begot Kish; and Kish begot Saul; and Saul begot
Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal. (See RSV). ...
/m/mal'chishu'a.htm - 7k

Concordance
Kish (18 Occurrences)

Acts 13:21
Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
(WEB WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 9:1
Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a Benjamite, a mighty man of valor.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 9:3
The donkeys of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. Kish said to Saul his son, "Take now one of the servants with you, and arise, go seek the donkeys."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 10:11
It happened, when all who knew him before saw that, behold, he prophesied with the prophets, then the people said one to another, "What is this that is come to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 10:21
He brought the tribe of Benjamin near by their families; and the family of the Matrites was taken; and Saul the son of Kish was taken: but when they sought him, he could not be found.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 14:51
Kish was the father of Saul; and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 21:14
They buried the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the tomb of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. After that God was entreated for the land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 8:30
and his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 8:33
Ner became the father of Kish; and Kish became the father of Saul; and Saul became the father of Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 9:36
and his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 9:39
Ner became the father of Kish; and Kish became the father of Saul; and Saul became the father of Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 12:1
Now these are those who came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men, his helpers in war.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 23:21
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 23:22
Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters only: and their brothers the sons of Kish took them to wife.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 24:29
Of Kish; the sons of Kish: Jerahmeel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:28
All that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated, whoever had dedicated anything, it was under the hand of Shelomoth, and of his brothers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 29:12
Then the Levites arose, Mahath, the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 2:5
There was a certain Jew in the citadel of Susa, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Kish

Kish: A Benjamite

Kish: A Levite

Kish: Father of Saul

Kish: Father of Saul: Cis

Kish: Great Grandfather of Mordecai

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Donkeys (71 Occurrences)

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Asses (68 Occurrences)

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Search (186 Occurrences)

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Belonging (90 Occurrences)

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Remaliah (13 Occurrences)

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