Abishua was an early High priest of Israel.

Abishua is mentioned in the books 1 Chronicles (6:35) and Ezra (7:5) as the son of the High Priest Phinehas, son of Eleazar. As such, he is the great-grandson of Aaron, the brother of Moses and first High Priest.

According to Josephus and other extrabiblical sources, he succeeded his father as High Priest.

Name and Namesakes

The name Abishua translates to "father of fortune".

The name also appears in reference to a grandson of Benjamin in 1 Chronicles 8:4.

Israelite religious titles
Preceded by
High Priest of Israel
Years unknown
Succeeded by
Shesha (According to Samaritans)
Bukki (according to the Tanakh)

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