Shemariah

SHEMARIAH (shĕm-a-rī'a, Heb. shemaryâh, The Lord keeps)

One of the mighty men of Benjamin who joined David while he was at Ziklag (1Chr.12.5).A son of Rehoboam king of Judah by his cousin Mahalath, a granddaughter of David (2Chr.11.19). KJV has “Shamariah.”One of the family of Harim who had married a foreign woman and was compelled by Ezra to put her away (Ezra.10.32).One of the sons of Bani or Binnui; he had been likewise guilty of marrying a foreign woman (Ezra.10.41).


SHEMARIAH shĕm’ ə rī’ ə (שְׁמַרְיָ֔הוּ, שְׁמַרְיָהוּ; Jehovah has kept). 1. A Benjaminite warrior who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chron 12:5).

2. A son of Rehoboam (2 Chron 11:19).

3. A son of Harim who put away his foreign wife in the time of Ezra (Ezra 10:32).

4. A son of Binnui who put away his foreign wife in Ezra’s time (Ezra 10:41).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

shem-a-ri’-a, she-mar’-ya (shemaryah and shemaryahu, "whom Jahveh guards"):

(1) A Benjamite warrior who joined David at Ziklag (1Ch 12:5, Codex Vaticanus Sammaraia; Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus Samaria; Lucian, Samarias).

(2) A son of Rehoboam (2Ch 11:19).

(3) One of the sons of Harim who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:32, Codex Vaticanus Samareia, Lucian, Samarias; Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus Semaria).

(4) One of the sons of Bani who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:41, Codex Alexandrinus Samareias; Codex Vaticanus Samareia; Lucian, Samarias).

Horace J. Wolf