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Ela (Father of Shimei)
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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)
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).
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).
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).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ela
Ela [ēˊlə] (Heb. ˒ēlā˒) The father of Shimei (1 Kgs. 4:18; KJV “Elah”).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ela
E´LA (ēʹla). The father of Shimei, one of Solomon’s deputies (1 Kings 4:18; “Elah,” KJV), after 960 b.c.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELA
ELA<e’-la> ([Ἠλά, Ela], 1 Esdras 9:27):1. Same as Elam (Ezra 10:26).2. Father of Shimei (1 Kings 4:18, the King James Version “Elah”).See ELAH.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ela
ELA (Ēʹ lȧ) Personal name of unknown meaning, perhaps related either to el, Hebrew word for God, or to Elah, a slightly different Hebrew spelling not noted in KJV. Father of one of Solomon’s district superintendents (1 Kings 4:18). See Elah.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Ela
Ela ee’luh (אֵלָאH452, possibly from אֵלH446, the Semitic term for deity). Father of Shimei; the latter was one of the twelve governors in charge of providing for King Solomon’s household (1 Ki. 4:18; KJV, “Elah”).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ela
ELA, ēʹla (Ἠλά, Ēlá, 1 Esd 9:27):(1) Same as Elam (Ezr 10:26).(2) Father of Shimei (1 K 4:18, AV “Elah”). See Elah, 2.
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