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Shemaiah Hebrew: שמעיה SheMa`YaH "God Heard".

  • in the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament:
    • Shemaiah, a prophet in the reign of Rehoboam (I Kings 12:22-24)
    • Neh. 3:29
    • a Simeonite (I Chr. 4:37)
    • a priest (Neh. 12:42)
    • a Levite (I Chr. 9:16)
    • I Chr. 9:14; Neh. 11:15
    • 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 (I Chr. 15:8)
    • a reference to Moses the Levite (I Chr. 24:6)
    • the eldest son of Obed-edom (I Chr. 26:4-8)
    • a Levite (II Chr. 29:14)
    • a false prophet who hindered the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Neh. 6:10)
    • a prince of Judah who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 12:34-36)
    • Nehelamite (Dweller of Nehelam) The designation of Shemaiah, a false prophet who went with the captives to Babylon and who opposed Jeremiah (Jer. 29:24, 31-32).
    • one of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat appointed to teach the law (II Chr. 17:8)
    • a Levite appointed to "distribute the oblations of the Lord" (II Chr. 31:15)
    • a Levite (II Chr. 35:9)
    • the father of Urijah the prophet (Jer. 26:20)
    • the father of a prince in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:12)

Written works[edit]

The second book of Chronicles refers to a "Book of the Prophet Shemaiah". No existing work has been identified with this title (see Lost books of the Old Testament).

See also[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "article name needed". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.