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Ishmaiah

Hebrew: יִשְׁמַעְיָה —transliteration: Yishmayah, Yishmayahu or Ishmaiah

Meaning: literally “Yah [a contraction of YHVH, YHWH, Yahweh] hears”—the Lord hears; heard by Jehovah (similar to the name “Ishmael”)

This is the name of 2 biblical men.

  1. Ishmaiah, a Gibeonite who joined David at Ziklag, “a hero among the thirty and over the thirty” (1 Chronicles 12:4)

  2. Ishmaiah, son of Obadiah, and governor of the land of Zebulun under King David and King Solomon (1 Chronicles 27:19)

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