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Hebrew: תִּשְׁבִּי —transliteration: Tishbiy or Tishbi —meaning: Tishbite; somone one from Tishbe (Tishbeh)

This word apparently refers to residents of a particular area in Gilead and appears 6 times in Scripture. It only appears in reference to Elijah the prophet (1 Kings 17:1; 21:17; 21:28 etc.).

And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” —1 Kings 17:1 NKJV

The modern day location of this place is in dispute. There are multiple archaeological site candidates, but nothing definitive. However, it is possible that the actual site simply has not yet been discovered.

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Article Version: July 14, 2021