ELISABETH. KJV form of Elizabeth.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(Elisabet, Westcott and Hort Eleisdbet, from Heb ’elishebha` (Elisheba), "God is (my) oath," i.e. a worshipper of God):

Wife of Zacharias the priest and mother of John the Baptist (Lu 1:5 ff). Elisabeth herself was of priestly lineage and a "kinswoman" (the King James Version COUSIN, which see) of the Virgin Mary (Lu 1:36), of whose visit to Elisabeth a remarkable account is given in Lu 1:39-56.

See Zacharias.

See also

  • Elizabeth