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Eliezer (Ezr. 10:23)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eliezer the Levite
Eliezer the Levite (אֱלִיעֶזֶר‎, eli'ezer). A member of the Levites in the postexilic Jewish community. Eliezer is listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:23).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eliezer (Person)
ELIEZER (PERSON) [Heb ʾelı̂ʿezer (אֶלִיעֶזֶר)]. Var. ELEAZAR. Name of eleven biblical individuals. The name is composed of the elements ʾēlı̂, “my god,” and ʿēzer, “aid” or “strength,” which accordingly means “My god is aid/strength.” The latter element appears in many other biblical and Near Eastern
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eliezer
Eliezer. 1. Native of Damascus and Abraham’s servant, who according to custom was the adopted heir before Ishmael and Isaac were born (Gn 15:2).2. Moses and Zipporah’s second son (Ex 18:4; 1 Chr 23:15, 17).3. Benjamite and Becher’s son (1 Chr 7:8).4. One of the seven priests who blew a trumpet before
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eliezer
8, 9, 10. A priest (Ezr. 10:18), a Levite (v 23), and one of the sons of Harim (v 31), all of whom were required to divorce their foreign wives.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eliezer
ELIEZER1. Native of Damascus and Abraham’s servant, who according to custom was the adopted heir before Ishmael and Isaac were born (Gn 15:2).2. Moses and Zipporah’s second son (Ex 18:4; 1 Chr 23:15–17).3. Benjamite and Becher’s son (1 Chr 7:8).4. One of the seven priests who blew a trumpet before
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eliezer
Eliezer (el´ee-ee´zuhr; Heb., “El [God] is help”).1 Abraham’s servant, who would have been his heir in place of a son (Gen. 15:2). Presumably, it is Eliezer who finds a wife for Isaac in Gen. 24.2 Moses’s second son, the founder of a levitical family (Exod. 18:4; 1 Chron. 23:15–17; 26:25).3 The son
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eliezer
ELIEZER. A name not to be confused with Eleazar.1. Eliezer of Damascus (Gen 15:2), a servant and heir of Abram’s house. The custom of childless couples adopting a son who would serve them as long as they lived, then at their death would inherit their property, has long been known from the Nuzi texts
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eliezer
ELIEZER (Heb. ’elî‘ezer, ‘God is [my?] help’). A name scattered right through biblical history.1. Eliezer the Damascene, Abraham’s chief servant, and his adopted heir before the birth of Ishmael and Isaac (Gn. 15:2–3). The custom whereby a childless couple could adopt someone from outside as an heir
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eliezer
Eliezer (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂ʿezer) (also ELEAZAR)1. The oldest and most trusted of Abraham’s servants (Gen. 15:2–3). Ancient Near Eastern texts contain references to the practice of adopting servants as heirs in the case of childlessness, and the story of Abraham here reflects such influences. Later, Eliezer
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eliezer
ELIEZER (Hebrew, “my God is strength”) The name of five men in the Old Testament.1. Abraham’s servant from Damascus (Gen 15:2). He journeyed to Mesopotamia in search of a wife for Isaac (Gen 24). He was also Abraham’s heir in the event that the patriarch should die childless (Gen 15:2).2. The second
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eliezer
Elie´zer (God is his help).1. Abraham’s chief servant, called by him “Eliezer of Damascus.” Gen. 15:2. (b.c. 1857.)2. Second son of Moses and Zipporah (b.c. 1523), to whom his father gave this name because “the God of my father was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.” Ex. 18:4; 1
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