Shemaiah (Shi-may´yuh; Heb., “Yah[weh] has heard”)

1 A late-tenth-century BCE prophet who warned Rehoboam against fighting Israel (1Kgs 12:22; 2Chr 11:2) and called Rehoboam and his princes to repent before Pharaoh Shishak invaded Judah from Egypt (2Chr 12:5; 2Chr 12:7). His prophecies were one of the sources for the Chronicler’s history of Rehoboam’s times (2Chr 12:15). 2 A false prophet in the days of Jeremiah who wrote from Babylonia denouncing Jeremiah and who in turn was denounced by God (Jer 29:24-32). 3 A common name among the Levites (1Chr 9:14; 1Chr 15:8; 2Chr 17:8; 2Chr 29:14; Neh 11:15). 4 Several of those who served with Ezra and Nehemiah in the return from exile (Neh 3:29; Neh 10:8; Neh 12:6; Ezra 8:13). 5 A descendant of David (1Chr 3:22). 6 A descendant of Simeon (1Chr 4:37). 7 A descendant of Reuben (1Chr 5:4). 8 The father, from Kiriath-jearim, of Uriah, a prophet whom King Jehoiakim put to death for his prophecies (Jer 26:20-23). 9 The father of one of the princes of the court of Jehoiakim who listened to the scroll Baruch read to them (Jer 26:12-15).

1Kgs 12:22

22But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God:

2Chr 11:2

2But the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah the man of God:

2Chr 12:5

5Then the prophet Shemaiah came to Rehoboam and to the officers of Judah, who had gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, “Thus says the Lor ... View more

2Chr 12:7

7When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying: “They have humbled themselves; I will not destroy them, but I wi ... View more

2Chr 12:15

15Now the acts of Rehoboam, from first to last, are they not written in the records of the prophet Shemaiah and of the seer Iddo, recorded by genealogy? There w ... View more

Jer 29:24-32

The Letter of Shemaiah
24To Shemaiah of Nehelam you shall say:25Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: In your own name you sent a letter to all the pe ... View more

1Chr 9:14

Levitical Families
14Of the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;

1Chr 15:8

8of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, with two hundred of his kindred;

2Chr 17:8

8With them were the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah; and with these Levites, the pr ... View more

2Chr 29:14

14and of the sons of Heman, Jehuel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel.

Neh 11:15

15And of the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub son of Azrikam son of Hashabiah son of Bunni;

Neh 3:29

29After them Zadok son of Immer made repairs opposite his own house. After him Shemaiah son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the East Gate, made repairs.

Neh 10:8

8Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah; these are the priests.

Neh 12:6

6Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah,

Ezra 8:13

13Of the descendants of Adonikam, those who came later, their names being Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah, and with them sixty males.

1Chr 3:22

22The son of Shecaniah: Shemaiah. And the sons of Shemaiah: Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat, six.

1Chr 4:37

37Ziza son of Shiphi son of Allon son of Jedaiah son of Shimri son of Shemaiah—

1Chr 5:4

4The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,

Jer 26:20-23

20There was another man prophesying in the name of the Lord, Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath-jearim. He prophesied against this city and against this land in ... View more

Jer 26:12-15

12Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, “It is the Lord who sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words yo ... View more

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