Hasshub

HASSHUB (hăsh'ŭb, Heb. hashshûv, considerate)

The father of Shemaiah, a Levite who returned from exile (1Chr.9.14). He lived in Jerusalem (Neh.11.15, kjv Hashub).A worker on the wall of Jerusalem (Neh.3.11).Another such worker (Neh.3.23).One who sealed the covenant (Neh.10.23). Perhaps identical with no. 2 or 3.


HASSHUB hăsh’ əb (חַשּׁ֛וּב, considerate). KJV has HASHUB everywhere except in 1 Chronicles 9:14. 1. Either one man or two men with the same name, who helped build the walls of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Neh 3:11, 23).

2. One of those who signed the covenant in the time of Ezra (Neh 10:23).

3. A leader of the Merari clan of the tribe of Levi, and the father of a man named Shemaiah who settled in Jerusalem after the return from the Captivity (1 Chron 9:14; Neh 11:15).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(chashshubh, "considerate"; the King James Version everywhere Hashub except 1Ch 9:14):

(1) A builder of the wall (Ne 3:11).

(2) Another builder of the same name (Ne 3:23).

(3) One of the signers of the covenant (Ne 10:23).

(4) A Levite chief (Ne 11:15; 1Ch 9:14). BDB makes (1) and (3) identical.