(E·liʹa·shib) [My God Returns (Brings Back)].
2. Father of a certain Jehohanan.—Ezr 10:6.
6. Grandson of Jeshua, who returned with Zerubbabel from Babylonian exile. Eliashib was high priest in the days of Nehemiah and shared with the other priests in rebuilding the Sheep Gate of the wall of Jerusalem. (Ne 12:1, 10; 3:1) During Nehemiah’s absence Eliashib himself defiled the temple by making a dining hall in the courtyard of the temple for his relative Tobiah the Ammonite. But Nehemiah, upon his return, threw out Tobiah’s furniture and had the dining halls cleansed. Nehemiah also chased away one of the sons of Joiada the son of Eliashib because of his being married to a daughter of Sanballat the Horonite.—Ne 13:4, 5, 7-9, 28.