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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.
tishbite
that makes captive

Tishbite Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Tishbite is a word used in the Bible to refer to Elijah (, , , ). The phrasing can be reworded as "Elijah the Tishbite of Tishbe in Gilead." The word is sometimes interpreted as "stranger," so that the verse might read "Elijah the stranger from among the strangers in Gilead." This designation is probably given to the prophet as denoting that his birthplace was Tishbe, a place in Upper Galilee (mentioned in the deuterocanonical Book of Tobit, ). Josephus, the Jewish historian (Ant. 8:13, 2), however, supposes that Tishbe was some place in the land of Gilead. It has been identified by some with el-Ishtib, a place 22 miles due south of the Sea of Galilee, among the mountains of Gilead.

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Tishbite Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
that makes captive
  
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