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Shemaiah

Meaning: whom Jehovah heard

This was the name of 18 biblical men:

  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).