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Also called Elasah. A priest and member of the family of Pashhur in the postexilic Jewish community. Eleasah was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:22).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ELASAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾelʿāśâ (אֶלְעָשָׂה)]. The name Elasah consists of the common Semitic term for deity (ʾēl) and the root ʿśh, forming the nominal sentence “God has made, wrought.”1. A Judean diplomat in the time of Jeremiah (Jer 29:3). Along with Gemariah son of Hilkiah, Elasah was sent by
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elasah. 1. Priest of Pashur’s clan who obeyed Ezra’s exhortation to divorce his pagan wife after the exile (Ezr 10:22).2. Shaphan’s son and King Zedekiah’s envoy to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. On his trip to Babylon, Elasah also carried a letter of encouragement from the prophet Jeremiah to the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ELASAH1. Priest of Pashhur’s clan who obeyed Ezra’s exhortation to divorce his pagan wife after the exile (Ezr 10:22).2. Shaphan’s son and King Zedekiah’s envoy to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. On his trip to Babylon, Elasah also carried a letter of encouragement from the prophet Jeremiah to the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ELASAH (Hebrew, “God has made”) The son of Shaphan and a messenger who carried the letter of Jeremiah to the exiles in Babylonia (Jer 29:3). He was sent on a mission with Gemariah by King Zedekiah to Babylon and brought with him Jeremiah’s letter. His family developed close relations with the prophet
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
EL´ASAH (elʹa-sa; “God has made”).1. One of the sons of Pashhur, a priest, who renounced his Gentile wife, whom he had married during the captivity or after (Ezra 10:22), 457 b.c.2. The son of Shaphan, one of the two men sent on a mission by King Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon. At the same time
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Elasah—God made. (1.) One of the descendants of Judah, of the family of Hezron (1 Chr. 2:39, “Eleasah”).(2.) A descendant of king Saul (1 Chr. 8:37; 9:43).(3.) The son of Shaphan, one of the two who were sent by Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar, and also took charge of Jeremiah’s letter to the captives in