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Elhanan (son of Jair)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elhanan, Son of Jair
Elhanan, Son of Jair (אֶלְחָנָן‎, elchanan). A warrior who killed Goliath’s brother, Lahmi (1 Chr 20:5; see also 2 Sam 21:19).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elhanan (Person)
ELHANAN (PERSON) [Heb ʾelḥānān (אֶלְחָנָן‎)]. 1. A valiant warrior in David’s army, who came from Bethlehem (2 Sam 21:19; 1 Chr 20:5). He was noted for killing a famous Philistine soldier in battle at Gob, an unidentified location in Philistia. There is confusion regarding the identity of Elhanan’s
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elhanan
Elhanan. 1. Hebrew soldier who distinguished himself by killing a Philistine giant. In one passage he is named as the son of Jaare-oregim of Bethlehem, and is said to have killed Goliath the Gittite (2 Sm 21:19). In another passage he is named as the son of Jair, and is said to have killed Lahmi, the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elhanan (son of Jair)
1. A great warrior in the army of David who slew a Philistine giant. There is a discrepancy between 2 S. 21:19 and 1 Ch. 20:5. In the former passage we read, “And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, the Bethlehemite, slew Goliath the Gittite, the shaft
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elhanan
ELHANAN1. Hebrew soldier who distinguished himself by killing a Philistine giant. In one passage he is named as the son of Jaare-oregim of Bethlehem, and is said to have killed Goliath the Gittite (2 Sm 21:19). In another passage he is named as the son of Jair, and is said to have killed Lahmi, the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elhanan
Elhanan (el-hay´nuhn; Heb., “El [God] is gracious”).1 The son of Dodo from Bethlehem; one of the group of David’s elite warriors known as “the Thirty” (2 Sam. 23:24).2 The son of Jair (or Jaareoregim) of Bethlehem, who killed a Philistine warrior at Gob. There is confusion in the biblical record with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elhanan
ELHANAN1. In 1 Chr 20:5 it is said that Elhanan, the son of Jair, slew Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Gittite, but 2 Sam 21:19 (RSV) states that Elhanan, the son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, slew Goliath the Gittite. The “oregim” is perhaps a scribal error based on “weaver” in the following
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elhanan
ELHANAN. 1. In 2 Sa. 21:19, rv, rsv, we read that Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim slew Goliath the Gittite. When this is compared with 1 Ch. 20:5, where we read, ‘Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite’, it is apparent from the setting and the names used that the two verses
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elhanan
Elhanan (Heb. ʾelḥānān)1. The son of Jair (or Jaare-oregim) of Bethlehem who slew a Philistine at Gob. There is a textual problem concerning the identity of Elhanan’s father and his Philistine opponent. Likely the original name Jair (1 Chr. 20:5) was corrupted by the copyist of 2 Sam. 21:19, who
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elhanan
ELHANAN The son of Jair (or Dodo) and one of the great warriors in the army of David. Elhanan is credited with slaying Goliath the Philistine (2 Sam 21:19), creating an obvious discrepancy as he is elsewhere credited with the defeat of Lahmi, Goliath’s brother (1 Chr 20:5). The latter citation is considered
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elhanan
Elha´nan (the grace of God).1. A distinguished warrior in the time of King David, who performed a memorable exploit against the Philistines. 2 Sam. 21:19; 1 Chron. 20:5. (b.c. about 1020.)2. One of “the thirty” of David’s guard, and named first on the list. 2 Sam. 23:24; 1 Chron. 11:26.
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