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Elhanan (warrior)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elhanan the Warrior
Elhanan the Warrior (אֶלְחָנָן‎, elchanan). One of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:24; 1 Chr 11:26). The son of Dodo of Bethlehem.
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 (warrior)
2. The son of Dodo of Bethlehem, one of David’s mighty men (2 S. 23:24; 1 Ch. 11:26). Some scholars think that there was only one Elhanan, and that he was the son of Dodo of the clan of Jair.
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
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.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elhanan
ELHA´NAN (el-haʹnan; “God is gracious”).1. A distinguished warrior in the time of King David, who performed a memorable exploit against the Philistines, though in what that exploit exactly consisted and who the hero himself was it is not easy to determine (about 989 b.c.). Second Sam. 21:19 says that
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