Elisheba

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Elisheba, also spelled Elisheva (/əˈlɪʃɨbə/;אֱלִישֶׁבַע in Hebrew) in the Hebrew Bible was the wife of Aaron the ancestor of the Jewish high priests. [1]

According to later Jewish tradition, she is buried in the Tomb of the Matriarchs in Tiberias.[citation needed]

She is a daughter of Amminadab, and a sister of Nahshon, from the Tribe of Judah (Exodus 6:23). [2]

Exodus 6:23 "And Aaron took him Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar." American Standard Version 1901

In Hebrew names, Eli means "my God" and Sheba means "oath", so Eli-sheba is oath of my God or "God is her oath"[3] ("Sheva" is also the cardinal number seven in Hebrew.) [4]

The English name 'Elizabeth' is derived from Elisheba.

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