Elisheba, also spelled Elisheva (//; אֱלִישֶׁבַע ’Ělîšeḇa‘), was the wife of Aaron, the elder brother of Moses and the ancestor of the Jewish high priests, according to the Hebrew Bible. She is said to be a daughter of Amminadab, and a sister of Nahshon, from the Tribe of Judah (Exodus 6:23).
In the New Testament, in first chapter of the Gospel according to Luke, a woman named Elisabet (Greek: Ἐλισάβετ) is said to be a descendant of Aaron and the wife of Zechariah, who was also a priest. She was a relative of Mary, mother of Jesus and gave birth to John the Baptist. Elizabeth is the common modern English variant of Elisabet, derived from Elisheba. A notable example is Queen Elizabeth II.
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- Book of Exodus, Chapter 6
- Gesenius' dictionary, 45. el
- Gesenius' dictionary, 783. sheba
- Englishman's Concordance, Ἐλισάβετ
- Gospel according to Luke, Chapter 1
- Thomas, Siobhan (2016). Best Baby Names for 2017: Over 8,000 names and 100 inspiration lists. London: Random House. p. 365. ISBN 9781473528956. Retrieved 12 August 2018.