Tishbite, Tishbe

TISHBITE, TISHBE (tĭsh'bīt, Heb. tĭshbî). Elijah is mentioned as a Tishbite in 1Kgs.17.1. The NIV gives a good reading, “Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead.” The place has been identified, with some probability, with the modern el-Istib, a little west of Mahanaim.