Eleazar (2 Macc. 6:18)
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Brother of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 2:5). Crushed to death in battle when he killed an elephant and it fell on him (1 Macc 6:43–46).
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Eleazar (Heb. ʾelʿāzār) (also AVARAN)1. A son of Aaron, along with Nadab, Abihu, and Ithamar (Exod. 6:23), all of whom were consecrated to the priestly office (Exod. 28:1). While the Israelites were camped at the foot of Mt. Sinai, the two older brothers, Nadab and Abihu, “offered unholy fire before
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Eleazar [el-i-ā-zer] (אלעזר, “God Has Helped”) (1) the third son of Aaron, through whom the line of hereditary Levitical priests descended (Num. 3:2) (2) a son of Abinadab; cared for the Ark of the Covenant in Kiriath-jearim (1 Sam. 7:1) (3) son of Dodo; one of the leaders of David’s “Mighty Men” (2
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ELEAZAR el´ee-ay´zuhr [אֶלְעָזָר ʾelʿazar; Ἐλεαζάρ Eleazar]. Eleven men in the OT bear this name: “El (or God) has helped.” A similar name is Eliezer, “El (or God) is help.” 1. The third of four sons born to Aaron and Elisheba (Exod 6:23). The first two sons, Nadab and Abihu, died when they offered