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Elihoreph
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elihoreph, Son of Shisha
Elihoreph, Son of Shisha (אֱלִיחֹרֶף‎, elichoreph). A scribe or secretary in Solomon’s court (1 Kgs 4:3).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elihoreph (Person)
ELIHOREPH (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕlı̂ḥōrep (אֱלִיחֹרֶף)]. One of the sons of Shisha who served as a royal secretary at Solomon’s court (1 Kgs 4:3). J. A. Montgomery (Kings ICC, 113) has suggested textual changes here and takes Elihoreph as ʿal-haḥōrep which he translates as “over the year”—the title for
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elihoreph
Elihoreph. Prominent official in the time of Solomon (1 Kgs 4:3) who, with his brother Ahijah, was a royal secretary. Attempts to regard Elihoreph as the title of an official and not a personal name find no support in the Hebrew text.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elihoreph
Elihoreph el-ə-hōʹref [Heb. ʾělîḥōrep̱—‘God of autumn’?]; NEB “in charge of the calendar” A son of Shisha who with his brother Ahijah held the office of secretary to king Solomon (1 K. 4:3). For the NEB reading, see J. A. Montgomery, Books of the Kings (ICC, 1955).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elihoreph
ELIHOREPH Prominent official in the time of Solomon (1 Kgs 4:3) who, with his brother Ahijah, was a royal secretary. Attempts to regard Elihoreph as the title of an official and not a personal name find no support in the Hebrew text.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elihoreph
ELIHOREPH. Son of Shisha who, with his brother Ahijah, served as scribe in Solomon’s court (1 Kgs 4:3).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elihoreph
Elihoreph (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂ḥōrep̱)A high official at the Solomonic court, who with his brother Ahijah served as royal secretary (1 Kgs. 4:3).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elihoreph
Elihoreph [ĕlˊə hôrˊĭf (Heb. ˒elîḥōrep̱ “God of autumn”[?]). A high official at the Solomonic court, who with his brother Ahijah fulfilled the office of royal secretary (1 Kgs. 4:3).
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Horeph
HOREPH חרףI. The name ‘Horeph’ is a hapax in the OT. It occurs as a possible theophoric element in the personal name Elihoreph: one of Solomon’s secretaries in 1 Kgs 4:3. It has been connected with the Egyptian god →Apis: and, alternatively, with the Kassite god Ḫarpa/e. In epigraphical Hebrew, the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elihoreph
ELIHO´REPH (el-i-hōʹref; “God of autumn”). Son of Shisha, and appointed, with his brother Ahijah, secretary by Solomon (1 Kings 4:3), 959 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Elihoreph
ELIHOREPH [el ih HO ref] (God of harvest rain) — a son of Shisha and one of King Solomon’s scribes (1 Kin. 4:3).
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Relatives
Seraiah Father
Ahijah Brother
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