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Eliab (ancestor of Samuel)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eliab, Son of Toah
Eliab, Son of Toah (אֱלִיהוּא בֶּן־תֹּחוּ‎, elihu' ben-tochu). The great-grandfather of Samuel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eliab (Person)
ELIAB (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕlı̂ʾāb (אֱלִיאָב)]. Var. ELIHU; ELIEL. 1. Prominent man in the tribe of Zebulon, son of Helon (Num 1:9). He represented his tribe’s interests as an assistant to Moses in the wilderness. After the census of the tribes, he was Zebulon’s leader (Num 2:7–8) and commanded a host of
Eliel (Person)
ELIEL (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕlı̂ʾēl (אֱלִיאֵל‎)]. 1. A leader of the half-tribe of Manasseh which settled in Transjordan (1 Chr 5:24). Eliel is among seven Manassites described as “mighty warriors, famous men, heads of their fathers’ houses.” Several scholars have pointed out the awkward positioning of this
Elihu (Person)
ELIHU (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕlı̂hû (אֱלִיהוּ‎), ʾĕlı̂hûʾ (אְלִיהוּא)]. The name can be interpreted as “El/God it was indeed” (i.e., who acted when the child was born). With its elements inverted, the name is already attested at Ugarit (hwʾil; PTU, 134). M. Noth (IPN, 143–44) may, however, be right in his
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eliab
Eliab. 1. Heron’s son and leader of Zebulun’s tribe when the Israelites were roaming in the Sinai wilderness after their escape from Egypt (Nm 1:9; 2:7; 10:16). As leader he presented his tribe’s offering at the consecration of the tabernacle (Nm 7:24, 29).2. Member of Reuben’s tribe and son of Pallu.
Eliel
Eliel. 1. Warrior and head of a family of the half tribe of Manasseh that lived east of the Jordan River (1 Chr 5:24).2. Tola’s son, a Kohathite who was one of the Levitical singers in the time of David (1 Chr 6:34); possibly the same as Elihu son of Tohu (1 Sm 1:1) and Eliab (1 Chr 6:27).See Elihu
Elihu
Elihu. 1. Ephraimite, Tohu’s son and an ancestor of Samuel the prophet (1 Sm 1:1); perhaps also called Eliab and Eliel in 1 Chronicles 6:27, 34, respectively.2. One of the soldiers of Manasseh’s tribe who joined up with David’s army at Ziklag (1 Chr 12:20).3. Korahite Levite and a gatekeeper of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eliab (ancestor of Samuel)
4. An Ephraimite, an ancestor of Samuel (1 Ch. 6:27); called Eliel in v 34 and Elihu in 1 S. 1:1.
Eliab (ancestor of Samuel)
1. Samuel’s great-grandfather (1 S. 1:1), called Eliab (4) in 1 Ch. 6:27 and Eliel in 1 Ch. 6:34.
Elihu
Elihu ē-līʹhū, ē-līʹhoo̅ [Heb. ʿělîhûʾ, ʾĕlîhûʾ—‘He is (my) God’; Gk. Ēliou].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eliab
ELIAB1. Helon’s son and leader of Zebulun’s tribe when the Israelites were roaming in the Sinai wilderness after their escape from Egypt (Nm 1:9; 2:7; 10:16). As leader, he presented his tribe’s offering at the consecration of the tabernacle (7:24, 29).2. Member of Reuben’s tribe and son of Pallu.
Eliel
ELIEL1. Warrior and head of a family of the half-tribe of Manasseh that lived east of the Jordan River (1 Chr 5:24).2. Tola’s son, a Kohathite who was one of the Levitical singers in the time of David (1 Chr 6:34); possibly the same as Eliab (1 Chr 6:27).3. Shimei’s son and a chief of Benjamin’s tribe
Elihu
ELIHU1. Ephraimite, Tohu’s son and an ancestor of Samuel the prophet (1 Sm 1:1); perhaps also called Eliab and Eliel in 1 Chronicles 6:27, 34, respectively.2. One of the soldiers of Manasseh’s tribe who joined up with David’s army at Ziklag (1 Chr 12:20).3. Korahite Levite and a gatekeeper of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eliab
Eliab (i-li´uhb; Heb., “El [God] is father”).1 Reubenite father of Dathan and Abiram who rebelled against Moses (Num. 16:1).2 Son of Helon, leader of Zebulun in the generation prior to the Israelite settlement in Canaan (Num. 10:16).3 A Levite in the line of Kohath (1 Chron. 6:27).4 David’s oldest
Eliel
Eliel (i-li´uhl; Heb., “El [God] is my god”).1 A Korahite ancestor of Samuel (1 Chron. 6:34, called Elihu in 1 Sam. 1:1 and perhaps Eliab in 1 Chron. 6:27).2 A Levite from the family of Hebron whom David assigned to assist in bringing the ark to Jerusalem (1 Chron. 15:4–15).3 A Gaddite who joined
Elihu
Elihu (i-li´hyoo).1 The great-grandfather of Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1). Identified as the son of Tohu and as an Ephraimite, he is called Eliel at 1 Chron. 6:34 and Eliab at 1 Chron. 6:27.2 A military leader from Manasseh who defected to David when he was in battle against Saul at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:20).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eliab
ELIAB. The name occurs in Akkad. texts as Ili-abi.1. A representative or “prince” of the tribe of Zebulun who assisted Moses in the census, etc. (Num 1:9; 2:7; 7:24, 29; 10:16).2. A Reubenite, father of the rebels Dathan and Abiram (Num 16:1, 12; 26:8, 9).3. An ancestor of Samuel descended from the
Eliel
ELIEL1. A Kohathite Levite (1 Chr 6:34), probably the same as the Eliab of 1 Chr 6:27 and the Elihu of 1 Sam 1:1.2. and 3. Two mighty men or heroes in David’s army (1 Chr 11:46–47).4. The seventh of the Gadite warriors who joined David at his wilderness stronghold and became officers (1 Chr 12:11).
Elihu
ELIHU1. The grandfather of Elkanah, Samuel’s father (1 Sam 1:1); called Eliel in 1 Chr 6:34 and Eliab in 1 Chr 6:27.2. A Manassite captain who deserted King Saul to join David and his guerrillas on their way back to Ziklag (1 Chr 12:20).3. A Korahite gatekeeper among the able descendants of Obed-edom
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eliab
ELIAB. ‘God is father’, a common OT name. 1. A son of Helon, prince and representative of Zebulun (Nu. 1:9; 2:7, etc.). 2. A Reubenite, the son of Pallu and father of Dathan, Abiram and Nemuel (Nu. 26:8–9). 3. The eldest son of Jesse and brother of David (1 Sa. 16:5ff., etc.), father of Abihail (2 Ch.
Elihu
ELIHU (Heb. ’elihû, ‘My God is he’). 1. An Ephraimite, Samuel’s paternal great-grandfather (1 Sa. 1:1), whose name seems to occur as Eliab in 1 Ch. 6:27 and as Eliel in 1 Ch. 6:34. 2. One of the captains of Manasseh, who deserted to David just before the battle of Ziklag (1 Ch. 12:20). 3. A Korahite,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eliab
Eliab (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂ʾāḇ)1. The son of Helon; leader of the Zebulunites during the wilderness period (Num. 2:7; 10:16). He assisted Moses in the census of the Exodus generation (Num. 1:9) and brought an offering to the tabernacle when it was completed (7:24–29).2. A descendant of Reuben (Num. 26:8–9);
Eliel
Eliel (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂ʾēl)1. Head of a Transjordanian Manassite household deported by the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III (1 Chr. 5:24).2. A Levite from the family of Kohath and an ancestor of the prophet Samuel. His name appears in the levitical lists of Elihu (1 Sam. 1:1) and Eliab (1 Chr. 6:27 [MT
Elihu
Elihu (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂hû) (also ELIAB, ELIEL)1. An Ephraimite, the son of Tohu, and great-grandfather of Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1); he is called Eliel at 1 Chr. 6:34 and Eliab at 1 Chr. 6:27.2. A chief of a thousand from Manasseh who defected to David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20).3. A gatekeeper in the temple,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eliel
ELIEL (Hebrew, “my God is God”) The name of several individuals mentioned in First and Second Chronicles (1 Chr 5:18–22, 23–26; 6:18–19; 8:20, 22; 11:46, 47; 12:12; 15:9, 11; 2 Chr 31:13).
Elihu
ELIHU (Hebrew, “God it was indeed”) The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. The great-grandfather of Samuel (1 Sam 1:1). He is also called Eliab (1 Chr 6:12) and Eliel (1 Chr 6:19).2. A chief from Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag and so abandoned Saul (1 Chr 12:21).3. A young man who attempted
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eliab
Eli´ab (God is my father).1. Son of Helon and leader of the tribe of Zebulun at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai. Num. 1:9; 2:7; 7:24, 29; 10:16. (b.c. 1490.)2. A Reubenite, father of Dathan and Abiram. Num. 16:1, 12; 26:8, 9; Deut. 11:6.3. One of David’s brothers, the eldest of the
Eliel
Eli´el (to whom God is strength).1. One of the heads of the tribe of Manasseh on the east of Jordan. 1 Chron. 5:24.2. A forefather of Samuel the prophet. 1 Chron. 6:34.3. A chief man in the tribe of Benjamin. 1 Chron. 8:20.4. Also a Benjamite chief. 1 Chron. 8:22.5. One of the heroes of David’s
Elihu
Eli´hu (whose God is he (Jehovah)).1. One of the interlocutors in the book of Job. [Job.] He is described as the “son of Barachel the Buzite.”2. A forefather of Samuel the prophet. 1 Sam. 1:1.3. In 1 Chron. 27:18 Elihu “of the brethren of David” is mentioned as the chief of the tribe of Judah.4.
See also
Relatives
Tohu Father
Jeroham Son
Elkanah Grandson
Zuph Grandfather
Roles