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Elihu (warrior)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elihu the Warrior
Elihu the Warrior (אֱלִיהוּא‎, elihu'). Among the descendants of Manasseh who joined David’s army at Ziklag (1 Chr 12:20–21).
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
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.
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