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Ela
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ela
Ela (אֵלָא‎, ela'). The father of Shimei, one of twelve officials in Solomon’s court (1 Kgs 4:18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ela (Person)
ELA (PERSON) [Heb ʾēlāʾ (אֵלָא)]. The father of Shimei, the governor appointed by Solomon over the administrative district of Benjamin (1 Kgs 4:18). The name Ela, which is also found in the Samaria Ostraca (Reisner, Fischer and Lyon 1924: 236), is formed from the common Semitic term for deity (ʾēl)
Elah (Person)
ELAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾēlâ (אֵלָה)]. One of the eleven “tribal chiefs” (ʾallûpı̂m) of Esau/Edom (Gen 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52). This list of chiefs is probably an addition originating with the Priestly source, while the 1 Chr 1:51b–54 list represents a shortened version of it. Six out of the eleven (Timna,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ela
Ela. Father of Shimei, one of the 12 officers appointed to requisition food for King Solomon’s household (1 Kgs 4:18, kjv Elah).
Elah
Elah. 1. Esau’s descendant and a chief of Edom (Gn 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52).2. kjv rendering of Ela, Shimei’s father, in 1 Kings 4:18.See Ela.3. Baasha’s son and 4th king of Israel. Elah reigned for only two years (886–885 bc). While in a drunken stupor he was murdered by one of his generals (1 Kgs 16:8–14).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ela
ELA Father of Shimei, one of the 12 officers appointed to requisition food for King Solomon’s household (1 Kgs 4:18).
Elah
ELAH1. Esau’s descendant and a chief of Edom (Gn 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52).2. kjv rendering of Ela, Shimei’s father, in 1 Kings 4:18. See Ela.3. Baasha’s son and fourth king of Israel. Elah reigned for only two years (886–885 bc). While in a drunken stupor, he was murdered by one of his generals (1 Kgs 16:8–14).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elah
Elah (ee´luh).1 The valley in Judah where David is reported to have killed Goliath (1 Sam. 17:2, 19; 21:9); it was protected by the cities of Libnah and Azekah (modern Wadi es-Sant).2 The son and successor of Baasha, and king of Israel ca. 877–876 bce. He ruled for fewer than two years. While intoxicated,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elah
ELAH1. A prince of an Edomite clan (Gen 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52).2. The father of Shimei, one of Solomon’s administrative officers (1 Kgs 4:18).3. An Israelite king (c. 886–885 b.c.), son of Baasha (1 Kgs 16:6, 8, 13–14). He was murdered by his successor Zimri.4. Father of Hoshea, the last king of Israel,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elah
ELAH (Heb. ’ēlâ, ‘terebinth’). 1. A tribal prince of Edom (Gn. 36:41; 1 Ch. 1:52), perhaps the chief of the district of Elah, possibly the seaport of *Elath. 2. Son of Baasha, and king of Israel for 2 years until he was assassinated by Zimri during a drunken orgy in the house of Arza, his steward (1
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ela
Ela (Heb. ʾēlāʾ)The father of Shimei the district governor of Benjamin during the reign of Solomon (1 Kgs. 4:18).
Elah
Elah (Heb. ʾēlâ)1. One of the 11 chiefs of Esau/Edom (Gen. 36:41; 1 Chr. 1:52). The biblical texts indicate that the references probably represent a place within the territory of Edom, possibly near ʿAqaba.2. The fourth king of Israel and son of Baasha, who ruled in Tirzah ca. 877–876 b.c.e. (1 Kgs.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ela
Ela [ēˊlə] (Heb. ˒ēlā˒) The father of Shimei (1 Kgs. 4:18; KJV “Elah”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elah
ELAH King of Israel from 877 to 876 b.c. He was assassinated by one of his officers, Zimri, at a banquet (1 Kgs 16:8). The name is also used by one of the eleven tribal chiefs of Edom (Gen 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elah
E´lah (an oak, strength).1. The son and successor of Baasha king of Israel. 1 Kings 16:8–10. His reign lasted for little more than a year; comp. ver. 8 with 10. (b.c. 928–7.) He was killed while drunk, by Zimri, in the house of his steward Arza, who was probably a confederate in the plot.2. Father
Elah
E´lah1. One of the dukes of Edom. Gen. 36:41; 1 Chron. 1:52.2. Shimei ben-Elah was Solomon’s commissariat officer in Benjamin. 1 Kings 4:18. (b.c. 1013.)3. A son of Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 1 Chron. 4:15. (b.c. 1450.)4. Son of Uzzi, a Benjamite, 1 Chron. 9:8, and one of the chiefs of the tribe
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