Abishua

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Abishua was an early High priest of Israel.

Abishua is mentioned in the books 1 Chronicles (6:35) and Ezra (7:5) as the son of the High Priest Phinehas, son of Eleazar. As such, he is the great-grandson of Aaron, the brother of Moses and first High Priest.

According to Josephus and other extrabiblical sources, he succeeded his father as High Priest.

Name and Namesakes[edit]

The name Abishua translates to "father of fortune".

The name also appears in reference to a grandson of Benjamin in 1 Chronicles 8:4.

Preceded by
Phinehas
High Priest of Israel
Years unknown
Succeeded by
Shesha (According to Samaritans)
Bukki (according to the Old Testament)