(tihssh' bite) Resident of an unidentified village, Tishbe, used as a title of Elijah (1 Kings 17:1;
1 Kings 21:17,1 Kings 21:28;
2 Kings 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.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'TISHBITE'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".