The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elienai, Son of Shema
Elienai, Son of Shimei (אֱלִיעֵנַי‎, eli'enay). One of the nine sons of Shimei listed in the Benjaminite genealogy (1 Chr 8:20). Elienai is included in a group of Benjaminites who lived in Jerusalem (1 Chr 8:28).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elienai (Person)
ELIENAI (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕlı̂ʿēnay (אֱלִיעֵנַי)]. A Benjaminite family listed in the longer Benjaminite genealogy offered by the Chronicler (1 Chr 8:20). Elienai is among those designated as “chief men” who “dwelt in Jerusalem.” This linking of Benjaminites with Jerusalem is emphasized in the longer
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elienai. Benjamite and the son of Shimei (1 Chr 8:20). His name may be a contraction of Elioenai (see 1 Chr 26:3 kjv).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elienai el-i-ēʹnī [Heb. ʾĕlîʿênay]. A Benjaminite chief (1 Ch. 8:20).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ELIENAI Benjamite and the son of Shimei (1 Chr 8:20). His name may be a contraction of Eliehoenai (see 1 Chr 26:3).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elienai (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂ʿênay)A Benjaminite chief, head of an ancestral house living in Jerusalem; descendant of Shimei (11; 1 Chr. 8:20).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elienai [ĕ1ˊĭ ēˊnī] (Heb. ˒elî˓ênay). A descendant of Shimei of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:20).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elie´na-i (my eyes are toward God), a descendant of Benjamin, and a chief man in the tribe. 1 Chron. 8:20.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ELIE´NAI (el-i-ēʹni; “toward God are my eyes”). A descendant of Shimei, and a leader of one of the Benjamite families resident at Jerusalem (1 Chron. 8:20).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ELIENAI [el ih EE nigh] (my eyes are on my God) — a son of Shimei, of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:20).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELIENAI<el-i-e’-na-i> ([אְֶלִייְֵנַי‎, ’elìenay]): A Benjamite chief (1 Chronicles 8:20).
See also
Shema Father
Zichri Brother
Adaiah Brother
Zabdi Brother
Zillethai Brother
Eliel Brother
Shimrath Brother
Beraiah Brother