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ISHI (ĭsh'ī, Heb. ’îshî, my husband). A symbolic term that expresses the ideal relation between the Lord and Israel (Hos.2.16 kjv, nasb), also rendered “my husband” (niv, rsv).

ISHI (Heb. yish‘î, salutary)

A man of Judah (1Chr.2.31).Another man of Judah (1Chr.4.20).A descendant of Simeon (1Chr.4.42).The head of a family of Manasseh (1Chr.5.24).

ISHI ĭsh’ ī (יִשְׁעִ֑י, salutary). 1. A Jerahmeelite (1 Chron 2:31).

2. A Judahite (4:20).

3. A Simeonite (4:42).

4. A chief of East Manasseh (5:24).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(yish`i, "salutary"):

(1) A Jerahmeelite (1Ch 2:31); the genealogy may denote his membership by blood, or only by adoption, in the tribe of Judah.

(2) A Judahite (1Ch 4:20).

(3) A Simeonite, whose sons led 500 of their tribe against the Amalekites in Mt. Seir (1Ch 4:42).

(4) One of the chiefs of Manasseh East of the Jordan (1Ch 5:24).

ish’-i, i’-shi (’ishi, "my husband"; Septuagint ho aner mou): The name symbolic of Yahweh’s relation to Israel which Hosea (2:16) declares shall be used when Baali, "my lord," has become hateful on account of its associations with the worship of the Baals.

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ISHI (name of God), ĭsh’ ī (אִישִׁ֑י, my husband Hosea 2:16 RSV). The name that Hosea says should be used by Israel in addressing God instead of Baali, “my lord,” because of its associations with the worship of the pagan Baal.