What does Tishbite mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הַתִּשְׁבִּ֖י the home of Elijah. 4
הַתִּשְׁבִּ֜י the home of Elijah. 1
הַתִּשְׁבִּ֔י the home of Elijah. 1

Definitions Related to Tishbite

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   1 the home of Elijah.
      1a site unknown but maybe the town of Tishbe.
   2 an inhabitant of Tishbe or Tishbi or Tesheb.
      2a site unknown and name uncertain.
      Additional Information: Tishbite = “captivity”.
      

Frequency of Tishbite (original languages)

Frequency of Tishbite (English)

Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Tishbite
TISHBITE . Elijah is repeatedly designated ‘the Tishbite’ ( 1 Kings 17:1 ; 1 Kings 21:17 ; 1 Kings 21:28 etc.) i.e. native of Tishbeh (? Thisbe) in Gilead.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Tishbite
Elijah the prophet was thus named (1 Kings 17:1 ; 21:17,28 , etc.). In 1 Kings 17:1 the word rendered "inhabitants" is in the original the same as that rendered "Tishbite," hence that verse may be read as in the LXX., "Elijah the Tishbite of Tishbi in Gilead." Some interpret this word as meaning "stranger," and read the verse, "Elijah the stranger from among the strangers in Gilead." This designation is probably given to the prophet as denoting that his birthplace was Tishbi, a place in Upper Galilee (mentioned in the apocryphal book of Tobit), from which for some reason he migrated into Gilead. Josephus, the Jewish historian (Ant 8:13,2), however, supposes that Tishbi was some place in the land of Gilead. It has been identified by some with el-Ishtib, a some place 22 miles due south of the Sea of Galilee, among the mountains of Gilead.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Tishbite
(tihssh' bite) Resident of an unidentified village, Tishbe, used as a title of Elijah (1 Kings 17:1 ; 1Kings 21:17,1 Kings 21:28 ; 2Kings 1:3,2 Kings 1:8 ; 2 Kings 9:36 ). Tishbite is possibly a corruption of Jabeshite or a class designation (compare the Hebrew toshab which designates a resident alien, Leviticus 25:6 ). See Elijah .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Tishbite
Derived from Thisbe in upper Galilee to the S. of Kedesh in Naphtali; see the apocryphal Tobit 1:2. Elijah was born here, but settled in Gilead as a stranger. See 1 Kings 17:1, "who was of the settlers (mitoshabey ) of Gilead." Kurtz less probably (see Keil on 1 Kings 17:1) supposes Tishbite to be the Tisieh mentioned by Robinson (Pal. iii. 153) in Gilead S. of Bostra. Paine identifies Tishbite with Listib overhung by the monastery Mar Ilyas (Elijah).
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Tishbite
That makes captive
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Tishbite
Designation of Elisha. 1 Kings 17:1 ; 1 Kings 21:17,28 ; 2 Kings 1:3,8 ; 2 Kings 9:36 . The LXX in 1 Kings 17 has "the Thesbite of Thesbæ of Galaad." Josephus has "of Thesbon, a country in Gilead," probably copied from the LXX. No such place is known. Some suppose the word to signify 'the stranger.'
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Tishbite
From Tishbe in the tribe of Naphtali, where Elijah was born, 1 Kings 17:1 . It is mentioned in one of the apocryphal books.

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Tishbite - Tishbite . Elijah is repeatedly designated ‘the Tishbite’ ( 1 Kings 17:1 ; 1 Kings 21:17 ; 1 Kings 21:28 etc
Tishbite - " Kurtz less probably (see Keil on 1 Kings 17:1) supposes Tishbite to be the Tisieh mentioned by Robinson (Pal. Paine identifies Tishbite with Listib overhung by the monastery Mar Ilyas (Elijah)
Tishbah - The birthplace of Elijah, 1 Kings 17:1, who is therefore called the Tishbite, probably identical with el-Istib, or Listib, 22 miles in an air-line south of the Sea of Galilee, and ten miles east of the Jordan
Tishbite - In 1 Kings 17:1 the word rendered "inhabitants" is in the original the same as that rendered "Tishbite," hence that verse may be read as in the LXX. , "Elijah the Tishbite of Tishbi in Gilead
Tishbite - Tishbite is possibly a corruption of Jabeshite or a class designation (compare the Hebrew toshab which designates a resident alien, Leviticus 25:6 )
Thisbe - Some commentators maintain that This be was the home of Elijah ‘the Tishbite,’ but this is very doubtful
Tish'Bite, the, - The commentators and lexicographers, with few exceptions, adopt the name "Tishbite" as referring to the place Thisbe in Naphtali which is found in the Septuagint text of Tobit 1:2
Elijah -
"The Tishbite," the "Elias" of the New Testament, is suddenly introduced to our notice in 1 Kings 17:1 as delivering a message from the Lord to Ahab. He lived in the time of Jehoram, to whom he sent a letter of warning (Compare 1 Chronicles 28:19 ; Jeremiah 36 ), and acted as a prophet in Judah; while the Tishbite was a prophet of the northern kingdom. But there does not seem any necessity for concluding that the writer of this letter was some other Elijah than the Tishbite. It may be supposed either that Elijah anticipated the character of Jehoram, and so wrote the warning message, which was preserved in the schools of the prophets till Jehoram ascended the throne after the Tishbite's translation, or that the translation did not actually take place till after the accession of Jehoram to the throne (2 Chronicles 21:12 ; 2 Kings 8:16 )
Ahab - It was chiefly in his reign that Elijah the Tishbite laboured, and he testified for Jehovah against the apostasy and corruption of the king
Gilead - Elijah the Tishbite was of Gilead, and in garb, abruptness, and active energy reflected his country's characteristics
Elijah - ...
He is called "Elijah the Tishbite who was of the inhabitants of Gilead" (1 Kings 17:1 ), and with no further introduction he delivered a message to Ahab of fearful import to Israel, that there should be no rain or dew these years but according to his word
Elijah - ...
He is called "Elijah the Tishbite who was of the inhabitants of Gilead" (1 Kings 17:1 ), and with no further introduction he delivered a message to Ahab of fearful import to Israel, that there should be no rain or dew these years but according to his word
Elijah - We call him Elijah the Tishbite, but we are no wiser of that
Elijah - "The Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead. "...
Elijah is called by Malachi "the prophet," not the Tishbite, as he here represents the whole series of prophets culminating in the greatest, John (though he performed no miracles as Elijah)