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Sh'maya is a Hebrew from "shem" and "aya": Sky, figuratively, the height or farthest extent of anything. From the particle shem, deriving from the ancient Semitic root ShM -name, light, sound, vibration, atmosphere. The -aya ending indicates that it is without limit. Another more common meaning is "Listen to God". It has been referred to otherwise as:

  • in the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament:
    • Shemaiah, a prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (I Kings 12:22-24)
    • Neh. 3:29
    • a Simeonite (I Chr. 4:37)
    • a priest (Neh. 12:42)
    • a Levite (I Chr. 9:16)
    • I Chr. 9:14; Neh. 11:15
    • a Levite in the time of David, who with 200 of his brethren took part in the bringing up of the ark from Obed-edom to Hebron (I Chr. 15:8)
    • a reference to Moses the Levite (I Chr. 24:6)
    • the eldest son of Obed-edom (I Chr. 26:4-8)
    • a Levite (II Chr. 29:14)
    • a false prophet who hindered the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Neh. 6:10)
    • a prince of Judah who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 12:34-36)
    • Nehelamite (Dweller of Nehelam) The designation of Shemaiah, a false prophet who went with the captives to Babylon and who opposed Jeremiah (Jer. 29:24, 31-32).
    • one of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat appointed to teach the law (II Chr. 17:8)
    • a Levite appointed to "distribute the oblations of the Lord" (II Chr. 31:15)
    • a Levite (II Chr. 35:9)
    • the father of Urijah the prophet (Jer. 26:20)
    • the father of a prince in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:12)

Written works

The second book of Chronicles refers to a "Book of the Prophet Shemaiah". No existing work has been identified with this title (see Lost books of the Old Testament).

This article incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897), a publication now in the public domain.


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English

Etymology

A Hebrew name meaning "whom God heard".

Proper noun

Singular
Shemaiah

Plural
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Shemaiah

  1. (Biblical) One of several people in the Tanakh, and Christian Old Testament:
    1. A prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (1 Kings 12:22-24).
    2. Neh. 3:29.
    3. A Simeonite (1 Chr. 4:37).
    4. A priest (Neh. 12:42).
    5. A Levite (1 Chr. 9:16).
    6. 1 Chr. 9:14; Neh. 11:15.
    7. A Levite in the time of David, who with 200 of his brethren took part in the bringing up of the ark from Obed-edom to Hebron (1 Chr. 15:8).
    8. A Levite (1 Chr. 24:6).
    9. The eldest son of Obed-edom (1 Chr. 26:4-8).
    10. A Levite (2 Chr. 29:14).
    11. A false prophet who hindered the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Neh. 6:10).
    12. A prince of Judah who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 12:34-36).
    13. A false prophet who opposed Jeremiah (Jer. 29:24-32).
    14. One of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat appointed to teach the law (2 Chr. 17:8).
    15. A Levite appointed to "distribute the oblations of the Lord" (2 Chr. 31:15).
    16. A Levite (2 Chr. 35:9).
    17. The father of Urijah the prophet (Jer. 26:20).
    18. The father of a prince in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:12).
    19. A rabbinic sage who was leader of the Pharisee's in 1st century BC.

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From BibleWiki

Meaning: whom Jehovah heard.

  1. A prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (1 Kg 12:22ff).
  2. Neh 3:29.
  3. A Simeonite (1Chr 4:37).
  4. A priest (Neh 12:42).
  5. A Levite (1Chr 9:16).
  6. 1Chr 9:14; Neh 11:15.
  7. A Levite in the time of David, who with 200 of his brethren took part in the bringing up of the ark from Obed-edom to Hebron (1Chr 15:8).
  8. A Levite (1Chr 24:6).
  9. The eldest son of Obed-edom (1Chr 26:4ff).
  10. A Levite (2Chr 29:14).
  11. A false prophet who hindered the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Neh 6:10).
  12. A prince of Judah who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 12:34ff).
  13. A false prophet who opposed Jeremiah (Jer 29:24ff).
  14. One of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat appointed to teach the law (2Chr 17:8).
  15. A Levite appointed to "distribute the oblations of the Lord" (2Chr 31:15).
  16. A Levite (2Chr 35:9).
  17. The father of Urijah the prophet (Jer 26:20).
  18. The father of a prince in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer 36:12).
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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