SHUA (shū'a, Heb. shua‘, prosperity)

A Canaanite whose daughter became Judah’s wife (Gen.38.2, Gen.38.12 jb, mlb, nasb, niv, rsv; Shuah kjv; Bathshua mof, neb).The daughter of Heber, who was the grandson of Asher (1Chr.7.32).

SHUAH (shū'ah, Heb. shûah, depression)

A son of Abraham by Keturah (Gen.25.2; 1Chr.1.32).See Shua.Kelub’s brother (1Chr.4.11 kjv; niv “Shuhah”). Some MSS read “son of.” This name is another form of “Caleb” and is doubtless used to distinguish him from Caleb, the son of Hezron, and from Caleb, the son of Jephunneh.

SHUA shōō’ ə. 1. שׁ֑וּעַ; a Canaanite, the father of Judah’s wife (Gen 38:2, 12; KJV SHUAH); called BATH-SHUA in 1 Chronicles 2:3 (KJV THE DAUGHTER OF SHUA).

2. שׁוּעָ֥א; a daughter of Heber (1 Chron 7:32).

SHUAH shū’ ə. 1. שֽׁוּחַ; bow down or sink down. A son of Keturah, whom Abraham married after the death of Sarah. Also a brother of Zimron, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, and Ishbak (Gen 25:2, 1 Chron 1:32).

2. שׁוּחָ֖ה, a pit. Shuah, a descendant of Judah and a brother of Chelub (1 Chron 4:11 KJV; RSV SHUHAH).

3. שׁ֑וּעַ, wealth or prosperity. A Canaanite whose daughter was taken in marriage by Judah after he and his brothers had sold Joseph to a slave trader (Gen 38:2, 12). The mother of Judah’s three sons is referred to as Bathshua (the daughter of Shua; 1 Chron 2:3).

4. שׁוּעָ֥א, wealthy. An Asherite, the daughter of Heber, and the sister of Japhlet, Shomer and Hotham (7:32).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


(1) (shua` "prosperity"): A Canaanite whose daughter Judah took to wife (Ge 38:2,12; 1Ch 2:3).

See Bathshua.

(2) (shu`-a’’, "prosperity"): Daughter of Heber, an Asherite (1Ch 7:32).

(3) (shuach, "depression"): A son of Keturah by Abraham (Ge 25:2; 1Ch 1:32), and his posterity.

See Bildad.

(4) A brother of Caleb (1Ch 4:11).

See Shuhah.