Eleazar the Priest
Eleazar (Ne. 12:42)
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eleazar. 1. Third of Aaron’s four sons (Ex 6:23). Eleazar (“God has helped”) was consecrated as a priest with his brothers and Aaron in Sinai (Ex 28:1; Lv 8:2, 13). When his brothers Nadab and Abihu were slain by God as they offered “unholy fire” to the Lord (Lv 10:1–7), Eleazar and Ithamar took leading
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eleazar (el´ee-ay´zuhr; Heb., “El [God] has helped”), the third son of Aaron. He became a priest (Exod. 29; Lev. 8) and, later, high priest when Aaron died (Num. 20:25–28). He served as high priest during the remaining years of Moses’s leadership and through Joshua’s tenure as leader. An Eleazar is also
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ELEAZAR. In addition to the following biblical references, the name appears also in a Jewish legal contract among the Dead Sea Scrolls.1. The third son of Aaron and Elisheba (Ex 6:23; Num 3:2). He was consecrated to the priesthood with his father and brothers at Sinai (Ex 28:1, 4; Lev 8:2, 13). After
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ELEAZAR. The name (meaning ‘God has helped’) of a number of OT figures. In all but a few cases (1 Sa. 7:1; 2 Sa. 23:9–10 [1 Ch. 11:12]; 1 Ch. 23:21–22; 24:28; Ezr. 8:33; 10:25; Ne. 12:42; Mt. 1:15) Eleazar the third son of *Aaron, whom he succeeded as chief priest (Nu. 20:25–28; Dt. 10:6), is meant.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eleazar [ĕlˊĭ āˊzər] (Heb. ˒el˓āzār “God has helped”; Gk. Eleazar).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elea´zar (help of God).1. Third son of Aaron. After the death of Nadab and Abihu without children, Lev. 10:6; Num. 3:4, Eleazar was appointed chief over the principal Levites. Num. 3:32. With his brother Ithamar he ministered as a priest during their father’s lifetime, and immediately before his death