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Elizaphan (leader of Zebulun)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan, Son of Parnach
Elizaphan, Son of Parnach (אֱלִיצָפָן‎, elitsaphan). A leader of the tribe of Zebulun (Num 34:25).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan (Person)
ELIZAPHAN (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕlı̂ṣāpān (אֱלִיצָפָן)]. Var. ELZAPHAN. Two persons in the Hebrew Bible have this name. Several meanings have been proposed for the name Elizaphan. These include “my god is hidden,” “god is hidden,” and “god has hidden.” The name has also been related to the name Zephaniah,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elizaphan
Elizaphan. 1. Kohathite Levite and Uzziel’s son (Nm 3:29, 30), who assisted in removing the bodies of Nadab and Abihu from the camp (Lv 10:4). Elizaphan’s descendants were responsible for caring for the ark, the table, the lampstand, and vessels of the sanctuary (cf. 1 Chr 15:8; 2 Chr 29:13). His name
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elizaphan
Elizaphan el-i-zāʹfən, ē-lizʹə-fan [Heb. ʾĕlîṣāp̱ān—‘God has protected’; Gk. Eleisaphan, Elisaphan, Elisapha, Elisaphat].
Elizaphan (chief)
2. A leader of Zebulun, who represented that tribe in the division of the land (Nu. 34:25).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan
ELIZAPHAN1. Kohathite Levite and Uzziel’s son (Nm 3:29–30), who assisted in removing the bodies of Nadab and Abihu from the camp (Lv 10:4). Elizaphan’s descendants were responsible for caring for the ark, the table, the lampstand, and vessels of the sanctuary (cf. 1 Chr 15:8; 2 Chr 29:13). His name
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elizaphan
Elizaphan (el´uh-zay´fan; Heb., “El [God] protects”).1 A Levite, the son of Uzziel; a leader of the Kohathites, who were in charge of the utensils of the tabernacle (Num. 3:30); he is probably the same person referred to elsewhere as Elzaphan (Exod. 6:22; Lev. 10:4).2 The ancestor of a levitical family
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elizaphan
ELIZAPHAN, ELZAPHAN1. A son of Uzziel who was a Kohathite Levite and a first cousin of Aaron (Ex 6:22; Lev 10:4; Num 3:30; in Exodus and Leviticus Elizaphan is contracted in Elzaphan). With his brother Mishael, he helped remove the bodies of Nadab and Abihu from the camp after they had offered “strange
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elizaphan
Elizaphan (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂ṣāp̱ān) (also ELZAPHAN)1. The second son of Uzziel, Aaron’s kinsman, and a Levite (Num. 3:30; called Elzaphan at Exod. 6:22; Lev. 10:4). When Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, were consumed by fire before God, Moses summoned Elizaphan and his brother Mishael to carry away
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan
Elizaphan [ĕ1ˊə zāˊfăn] (Heb. ˒elîṣāp̱ān “God has hidden [or protected]”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan
Eliz´aphan (whom God protects).1. A Levite, son of Uzziel, chief of the house of the Kohathites at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai. Num. 3:30. (b.c. 1491.)2. Prince of the tribe of Zebulun. Num. 34:25.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan
ELIZ´APHAN (e-lizʹa-fan; “God has concealed”).1. The second son of Uzziel, and chief of the Kohathite Levites at the Exodus (Num. 3:30; Ex. 6:22), 1441 b.c. He, with his elder brother, Mishael, was directed by Moses to carry away the corpses of their sacrilegious cousins, Nadab and Abihu (Lev. 10:4).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan
ElizaphanElizaphan (el-ee-zayʹfuhn; Heb., ‘El [God] protects’). 1 A Levite, the son of Uzziel; a clan leader of the Kohathites who were in charge of the utensils of the tabernacle (Num. 3:30); he is probably the same person referred to elsewhere as Elzaphan (Exod. 6:22; Lev. 10:4). 2 A levitical family
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Parnach Father
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