Shavsha
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Shavsha

(nobility), the royal secretary in the reign of David, (1 Chronicles 18:16) called also SERAIAH in (2 Samuel 8:17) And SHEVA in (2 Samuel 20:25) End in (1 Kings 4:3) SHISHA.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
("Seraiah, " 2 Samuel 8:17; "Shisha, " 1 Kings 4:3), one of David's secretaries (1 Chronicles 18:16).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHAVSHA

shav'-sha (shawsha'; in 2 Samuel 20:25, Kethibh, sheya', Kere, shewa', English Versions of the Bible "Sheva," are refuted by the Septuagint; in 2 Samuel 8:15-18, in other respects identical with Chronicles, "Seraiah" is found; the Septuagint varies greatly in all passages; it is the general consensus that Shavsha is correct): State secretary or scribe during the reign of David (1 Chronicles 18:16 2 Samuel 20:25). He was the first occupant of this office, which was created by David. It is significant that his father's name is omitted in the very exact list of David's officers of state (1 Chronicles 18:14-17 parallel 2 Samuel 8:15-18); this fact, coupled with the foreign sound of his name, points to his being an "alien"; the assumption that the state secretary handled correspondence with other countries may explain David's choice of a foreigner for this post. Shavsha's two sons, Elihoreph and Ahijah, were secretaries of state under Solomon; they are called "sons of Shisha" (1 Kings 4:3), "Shisha" probably being a variant of "Shavsha."

Horace J. Wolf

Strong's Hebrew
7798. Shavsha -- Shavsha, an Israelite
... 7797, 7798. Shavsha. 7799 . Shavsha, an Israelite. Transliteration: Shavsha
Phonetic Spelling: (shav-shaw') Short Definition: Shavsha. ...
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Thesaurus
Shavsha (1 Occurrence)
... ("Seraiah, " 2 Samuel 8:17; "Shisha, " 1 Kings 4:3), one of David's secretaries
(1 Chronicles 18:16). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SHAVSHA. ...
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Shaving (2 Occurrences)

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Ahijah (23 Occurrences)
... Sinsha is probably the same with Shavsha (1 Chronicles 18:16; compare 2 Samuel
8:17; 2 Samuel 20:25), who was scribe under David, the office in this case ...
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Ahim'elech (16 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 18:16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of
Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe; (See RSV). ...
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Ahi'tub (15 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 18:16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of
Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe; (See RSV). ...
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Shawl (2 Occurrences)

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Seraiah (18 Occurrences)
... This last or Shasha would be restored elsewhere by some critics; others prefer
the form Shavsha, which is found in 1 Chronicles 18:16. ...
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Secretary (34 Occurrences)
... (See RSV NIV). 1 Chronicles 18:16 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the
son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe; (See NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Scribe (55 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 18:16 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar,
were priests; and Shavsha was scribe; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT). ...
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Abi'athar (28 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 18:16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of
Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe; (See RSV). ...
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