Kish (Bible)

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Kish (קיש qish; Kis, Keis, "bow," "power") (c. 1104 – c. 1029 BCE) was the father of the first king of the Israelites, Saul.wikipedia
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Saul

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Kish (קיש qish; Kis, Keis, "bow," "power") (c. 1104 – c. 1029 BCE) was the father of the first king of the Israelites, Saul.
According to the Tanakh, Saul was the son of Kish, of the family of the Matrites, and a member of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the twelve Tribes of Israel.

List of minor Old Testament figures, L–Z

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Kish was a Benjamite of the family of the Matrites, and there is some question over whether he was the brother or son of Ner ( and ; ).
Matri's clan, or the family of the Matrites, was chosen, and, from them, Saul the son of Kish was chosen to be king.

Samuel

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It was the loss of these donkeys which led Saul and a servant to journey in search of them and so to meet Samuel, Saul's anointer.
When Saul and his servant were searching for his father's lost asses, the servant suggested consulting the nearby Samuel.

Zelah, Judea

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His tomb is said to be in Zela, in the region of Benjamin in modern-day Israel.
Zelah or Zela was a place in the territory of the Tribe of Benjamin, ancient Judea, known as the burial place of King Saul, his father Kish and his son Jonathan.

Mordecai

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"Kish" is also the name of one of Mordecai's ancestors.
The Targum Sheni gives his genealogy in more detail, as follows: "Mordecai, son of Ya'ir, son of Shim'i, son of Shmida, son of Baana, son of Eila, son of Micah, son of Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, son of Saul, son of Kish, son of Aviel, son of Tzror, son of Bechorath, son of Aphiah, son of Sh'charim, son of Uziah, son of Sheshak, son of Michael, son of Elyael, son of Amihud, son of Shephatya, son of Psuel, son of Pison, son of Malikh, son of Jerubaal, son of Yerucham, son of Chananya, son of Zavdi, son of Elpo'al, son of Shimri, son of Zecharya, son of Merimoth, son of Hushim, son of Sh'chora, son of Gazah, son of 'Azza, son of Gera, son of Bela, son of Benjamin, son of Jacob the firstborn, whose name is called Israel."

Israelites

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Kish (קיש qish; Kis, Keis, "bow," "power") (c. 1104 – c. 1029 BCE) was the father of the first king of the Israelites, Saul.

Tribe of Benjamin

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Kish was a Benjamite of the family of the Matrites, and there is some question over whether he was the brother or son of Ner ( and ; ).

Abiel

The question may be resolved by reading both Ner and Kish as sons of Abiel.

List of minor Old Testament figures, A–K

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According to the narrative of the appointment of Saul as king in 1 Samuel 9, Kish was the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah and he kept donkeys.

Anointing

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It was the loss of these donkeys which led Saul and a servant to journey in search of them and so to meet Samuel, Saul's anointer.

Missing person

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The narrative later confirms that Kish was more concerned about the apparent disappearance of his son than about his loss of possessions.

Gibeah

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It appears that Kish resided at Gibeah.

Tomb

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His tomb is said to be in Zela, in the region of Benjamin in modern-day Israel.

Benjamin

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His tomb is said to be in Zela, in the region of Benjamin in modern-day Israel.

Israel

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His tomb is said to be in Zela, in the region of Benjamin in modern-day Israel.

Abraham ibn Ezra

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Many equate him with the above, but some, including Ibn Ezra, argue that this is a different Kish.

Kish (Sumer)

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Kish (Sumer)

Qays

Afghana

According to the Tanakh, King Saul (Talut) was the son of Kish, a member of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the twelve Tribes of Israel . Saul married Ahinoam, daughter of Ahimaaz and had four sons and two daughters.

Jerahmeel

2) a son of Kish, one of the Levites appointed by David to administer the temple worship, as described in.

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Rachel

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Mordecai, the hero of the Book of Esther, and Queen Esther herself, were descendants of Rachel through her son Benjamin. The Book of Esther details Mordecai's lineage as "Mordecai the son of Yair, the son of Shimi, the son of Kish, a man of the right (ish yemini)" (Esther 2:5). The designation of ish yemini refers to his membership in the Tribe of Benjamin (ben yamin, son of the right). The rabbis comment that Esther's ability to remain silent in the palace of Ahasuerus, resisting the king's pressure to reveal her ancestry, was inherited from her ancestor Rachel, who remained silent even when Laban brought out Leah to marry Jacob.

Jesus in Ahmadiyya Islam

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Qais Abdur Rashid, his name is this and the original was Kish.

Zur

And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab.