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The grandfather of Jehu, king of Israel (i.e., the Northern Kingdom). Although Nimshi seems in some places to be designated as the father of Jehu (“Jehu son of Nimshi,” 1Kgs 19:16; 2Kgs 9:20), the word “son” is most likely used more broadly in these passages to mean “descendant.”

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.