Shammua

Shammua

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Shammuah

(both: shăm`yo͞oə), in the Bible. 1 Son of David and Bath-sheba. 2 Reubenite spy. Num. 13.4. 3 Father of AbdaAbda
, in the Bible. 1 Father of Solomon's officer Adoniram. 2 Levite.
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 (2.) An alternate form is Shemaiah.
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The ten rabbis named are Rabbi Simeon Ben Gamliel, who was beheaded; Rabbi Yishmael Ben Elisha, who was flayed; Rabbi Akiva, whose flesh was torn off with iron combs; Rabbi Hananiah Ben Teradyon, who was wrapped in a Torah scroll and burned alive; Rabbi Judah Ben Baba, who was pierced by lances; and Rabbis Huzpit, Yeshebab, Eliezer ben Shammua, Hananiah ben Hakinai, and Yehudah Ben Damah, whose deaths (mercifully, for the reader) were not described (Singer and Broyde 2002:1).