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Eldad
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of the seventy elders chosen to help Moses administer justice to the Israelites (Num 11:26–27).When Moses commanded the elders go to the tabernacle, Eldad (“God has loved”) and another elder, Medad, stayed behind. However, they received the Spirit and prophesied while they remained in the camp. Joshua asked Moses to stop them, but Moses expressed the wish that all of Yahweh’s people be prophets (Num 11:29).Eldad and Medad were the subjects of a later pseudepigraphal book (“Eldad and Modad”) mentioned in Shepherd of Hermas 3.3–4.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eldad
Eldad (אֶלְדָּד‎, eldad). One of the seventy elders chosen to help Moses administer justice to the Israelites (Num 11:26–27).When Moses commanded the elders go to the tabernacle, Eldad (“God has loved”) and another elder, Medad, stayed behind. However, they received the Spirit and prophesied while they
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eldad (Person)
ELDAD (PERSON) [Heb ʾeldād (אֶלְדָּד)]. One of the seventy elders chosen to assist Moses in administration in the wilderness of Sinai (Num 11:26–27). These elders were appointed to alleviate Moses’ burden in judicial and spiritual matters relating to the nation. At the request of Moses, the elders assembled
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eldad
Eldad. One of the 70 elders of Israel who were commissioned to assist Moses in governing the people (Nm 11:26, 27). Though Eldad and another elder, Medad, were not among the 68 elders who had gathered around the tabernacle at Moses’ command, they too received the Spirit and prophesied. When Joshua, out
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eldad
Eldad elʹdad [Heb. ʾeldāḏ—‘God has loved’ (?)]. One of the seventy elders chosen by Moses at the command of Yahweh to share “the burden of the people” (Nu. 11:16–25). Eldad and his companion Medad were not present with the rest at the tent meeting, yet the Spirit rested also upon them and they prophesied
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eldad
ELDAD One of the 70 elders of Israel who were commissioned to assist Moses in governing the people (Nm 11:26–27). Though Eldad and another elder, Medad, were not among the 68 elders who had gathered around the tabernacle at Moses’ command, they too received the Spirit and prophesied. When Joshua, out
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eldad
Eldad (el´dad; Heb., possibly “El [God] has loved”), an Israelite elder. With his companion Medad, Eldad was chosen with sixty-eight others to receive God’s spirit around the tent of meeting. The two prophesied in the camp. When Joshua learned of their unauthorized activity, he urged Moses to restrain
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eldad
ELDAD. One of the 70 elders summoned by Moses to help assume the responsibility of government. For some reason Eldad did not formally present himself at the tabernacle for ordination, but notwithstanding this, he too received the Spirit of the Lord and prophesied. Joshua expressed concern for Moses’
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eldad
ELDAD (Heb. ‘God has loved’). An Israelite elder, associated with Medad in Nu. 11:26–30; perhaps to be identified with Elidad (Nu. 34:21). He and Medad failed to appear at the tabernacle of the congregation when summoned there with the seventy elders by Moses. They nevertheless shared in the gift of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eldad
Eldad (Heb. ʾeldāḏ)One of 70 men chosen by Moses to receive the spirit of prophecy before the tent of meeting. When Eldad and Medad remained in the camp, Joshua became perturbed at their irregular behavior (perhaps ecstatic prophecy), to which Moses replied, “Would that all the Lord’s people were
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eldad
Eldad [ĕlˊ dăd] (Heb. ˒eldāḏ “God has loved”[?]; cf. Akk. Dadi-ilu “Dadi is God”). One of seventy men chosen by Moses and gathered before the tent of meeting. The Lord granted them a measure of the Spirit he had given Moses and permitted them to prophesy for a time (Num. 11:24–25). Though Eldad
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eldad
ELDAD One of the seventy elders of Israel. He was reputed to have the gift of prophecy, and Moses refused Joshua’s request that he be stopped from making prophecies (Num 11:26–29).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eldad
El´dad (favored of God) and Me´dad (love), two of the seventy elders to whom was communicated the prophetic power of Moses. Num. 11:16, 26. (b.c. 1490.) Although their names were upon the list which Moses had drawn up, Num. 11:26, they did not repair with the rest of their brethren to the tabernacle,