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Eliasaph (son of Lael)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eliasaph, Son of Lael
Eliasaph, Son of Lael (אֶלְיָסָף‎, elyasaph). Chief of the Gershonite clan of the tribe of Levi during Israel’s wilderness wanderings (Num 3:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eliasaph (Person)
ELIASAPH (PERSON) [Heb ʾelyāsāp (אֶלְיָסָף‎)]. 1. Leader of the tribe of Gad, a son of Deuel (or Reuel) as recognized by Moses at the time of the census in the wilderness (Num 1:14; 2:14; 7:42, 47; 10:20). His name, “God has added,” was common for that period since it is built from the same Hebrew root
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eliasaph
Eliasaph. 1. Leader of Gad’s tribe appointed by Moses. He was the son of Deuel (Reuel) (Nm 1:14; 2:14; 7:42, 47; 10:20).2. Gershonite Levite and the son of Lael. His responsibility in the tribe was to take charge of the tabernacle coverings, the curtains of the court, and the main altar (Nm 3:24).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eliasaph
ELIASAPH1. Leader of Gad’s tribe appointed by Moses. He was the son of Deuel (Reuel) (Nm 1:14; 2:14; 7:42, 47; 10:20).2. Gershonite Levite and the son of Lael. His responsibility in the tribe was to take charge of the tabernacle coverings, the curtains of the court and of the main altar (Nm 3:24–25).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eliasaph
Eliasaph (i-li´uh-saf; Heb., “El [God] has added”).1 The head of the tribe of Gad during the wilderness wandering (Num. 1:14; 2:14).2 A Levite, the head of the Gershonite group, which was in charge of carrying the fabrics of the tabernacle (Num. 3:24).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eliasaph
ELIASAPH1. A leader of the tribe of Gad, called the son of Deuel (Num 1:14; 10:20) or Reuel (Num 2:14). He presented Gad’s offering at the tabernacle (Num 7:42–47).2. Son of Lael, a chief of the Gershonites (Num 3:24).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eliasaph
Eliasaph (Heb. ʾelyāsap̱)1. The head of the tribe of Gad, who assisted Moses in the census (Num. 1:14) and the offering (7:42, 47); son of Deuel (Num. 10:20) or Reuel (2:14).2. The son of Lael; a chief of the Gershonites during the wilderness wanderings (Num. 3:24).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eliasaph
ĭ līˊə săf˒elyāsap̱Eliasaph [ĭ līˊə săf] (Heb. ˒elyāsap̱ “God has added”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eliasaph
Eli´asaph1. Head of the tribe of Dan at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai. Num. 1:14; 2:14; 7:42, 47; 10:20. (b.c. 1490.)2. A Levite, and “chief of the Gershonites” at the same time. Num. 3:24.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eliasaph
ELI´ASAPH (e-līʹa-saf; “God has added”).1. The son of Deuel (or Reuel), head of the tribe of Gad at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai (Num. 1:14; 2:14; 7:42, 47; 10:20), about 1438 b.c.2. The son of Lael and leader of the family of Gershonite Levites (Num. 3:24).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Eliasaph
EliasaphEliasaph (e-līʹuh-saf; Heb., ‘El [God] has added’). 1 The head of the tribe of Gad during the wilderness wandering (Num. 1:14; 2:14). 2 A Levite, the head of the Gershonite clan who were in charge of carrying the fabrics of the tabernacle (Num. 3:24).
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Lael Father
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