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

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

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]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  2. ^ http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9867/jewish/Chapter-6.htm#v=23
  3. ^ Easton's Bible Dictionary – Elisheba