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Elihu (gatekeeper)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elihu, Son of Shemaiah
Elihu, Son of Shemaiah (אֱלִיהוּא‎, elihu'). A gatekeeper during the reign of David (1 Chr 26:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
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
Elihu (gatekeeper)
4. A gatekeeper of the family of Korah, a descendant of Obed-edom (1 Ch. 26:7).
Elihu
Elihu ē-līʹhū, ē-līʹhoo̅ [Heb. ʿělîhûʾ, ʾĕlîhûʾ—‘He is (my) God’; Gk. Ēliou].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
Shemaiah Father
Obed Brother
Elzabad Brother
Rephael Brother
Othni Brother
Semachiah Brother
Obededom Grandfather
Issachar Uncle
Nethanel Uncle
Joah Uncle
Jehozabad Uncle
Sachar Uncle
Peullethai Uncle
Roles