whom God will restore. (1.) A priest, head of one of the courses of the priests of the time of David (1 Chr. 24:12). (2.) A high priest in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh. 12:22, 23). He rebuilt the eastern city wall (3:1), his own mansion being in that quarter, on the ridge Ophel (3:20, 21). His indulgence of Tobiah the Ammonite provoked the indignation of Nehemiah (13:4, 7).
Not a single mention is made of eliashib in the account of the services of the day.
Heading these priests, and superintending their work, is eliashib the high priest.
But eliashib had a grandson named Manasseh, and this young man had made what he thought a very good match.
eliashib the high priest had been the store-keeper before, xiii.
After the return from exile Joshua, Joachim, and eliashib successively filled the pontifical office.
In the latter part of the Book of Nehemiah we never find eliashib coming forward as a helper in any good work.
Nehemiah finds, to his dismay, that eliashib has actually been the very one who has had this chamber prepared.
There was the venerable pontiff, eliashib, a man whose broad and bland countenance was well in keeping with his elegant attire.
But no sooner had Nehemiah left than a counter-current set in that could be traced to the influence of the high-priest eliashib.
In this noble simplicity of service eliashib was followed by the priesthood generally.