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Meaning: a bow

also known as: Cis

This is the name of several Biblical Hebrew men.

  1. Kish, a Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chroncicles 23:21; 24:29)

  2. Kish, a Benjamite of Jerusalem (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36)

  3. Kish, a Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12)

  4. Kish, the great-grandfather of Mordecai the Jew (Esther 2:5) who was a cousin Hadassah (Queen Esther)

  5. Kish, a Benjamite, the son of Abiel, and father of King Saul (1 Sam. 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 donkeys that had strayed, and that he was buried in Zelah. He is called Cis in Acts 13:21 KJV, but the New King James Version (Acts 13:21 NKJV) and the Revised King James Version correct this to “Kish”.

Article Version: February 20, 2023