gift. (1.) A priest of Baal, slain before his altar during the reformation under Jehoiada (2Ki 11:18).
(2.) The son of Eleazar, and father of Jacob, who was the father of Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary (Mt 1:15).
(3.) The father of Shephatiah (Jer 38:1).
1. Baal's priest slain by Jehoiada "before the altars "judicially, at the reformation after Athaliah's idolatrous reign (2Ki 11:18; 2Ch 23:17). She probably had brought him from Samaria to introduce the Baal worship of her father Ahab into the court of Jehoram her husband, Jehoshaphat's son (2Ch 21:6,13).
2. Jer 38:1.
2. Father of Shephatiah. Jer 38:1.