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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
The name Abishua translates to "father of fortune".
|Israelite religious titles|
|High Priest of Israel
Shesha (According to Samaritans)
Bukki (according to the Tanakh)
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