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Elkanah (father of Samuel)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elkanah, Father of Samuel
Elkanah, Father of Samuel (אֶלְקָנָה בֶּן־יְרֹחָם‎, elqanah ben-yerocham). Father of the prophet Samuel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elkanah (Person)
ELKANAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾelqānâ (אֶלְקָנָה)]. As many as eight different men, probably all but one of whom were Levites, bore this name.1. A Korahite Levite descended from Kohath son of Aaron (Exod 6:24); possibly, though not necessarily, the same as # 2 below.2. A Korahite Levite, presumably somewhat
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elkanah
Elkanah. 1. Levite of Korah’s family (Ex 6:24) and the head of Izhar’s house (v 25). He was Assir’s son, and fathered Ebiasaph (1 Chr 6:23).2. Father of the prophet Samuel (1 Sm 1:19). He was the son of Jeroham of Ephraim, from Ramathaim-zophim (v 1). Elkanah had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah, the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elkanah (father of Samuel)
1. An Ephraimite, the father of Samuel (1 S. 1:1–28; 2:11–20). Of his two wives, Hannah, the childless, was most beloved. At Shiloh she received through Eli the promise of a son. Elkanah and Hannah took the young Samuel to Shiloh when he was weaned, and left him with Eli as their offering to the Lord.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elkanah
ELKANAH1. Levite of Korah’s family (Ex 6:24) from the house of Izhar (v 21). He was Assir’s son, and fathered Ebiasaph (1 Chr 6:23).2. Father of the prophet Samuel (1 Sm 1:19). He was the son of Jeroham of Ephraim, from Ramathaim-zophim (v 1). Elkanah had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah, the former
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elkanah
Elkanah (el-kay´nuh; Heb., “El [God] created the child”).1 A Levite identified as the son of Assir and grandson of Korah in 1 Chron. 6:23, and as the brother of Assir and son of Korah in Exod. 6:24. He was, at any rate, one of the leaders of the Korahites.2 The father of Samuel (1 Sam. 1–2). A resident
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elkanah
ELKANAH1. One of the sons of Korah who became the head of a clan (Ex 6:24; 1 Chr 6:23).2. The father of Amasai and Ahimoth; son of Joel, descended from Korah through Ebiasaph (1 Chr 6:25, 36).3. The father of Zuph (Zophai) and Nahath, descended from No. 2 (1 Chr 6:26, 35).5. One of the Levitical
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elkanah
Elkanah (Heb. ʾelqānâ)1. A descendant of Korah of the family of Levi (Exod. 6:24). As the head of his father’s house, he is called the son of Assir, Korah’s son, and named father of Ebiasaph (1 Chr. 6:23 [MT 8]).2. The father of Samuel and the husband of Hannah; a resident of Ramathaim-zophim in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elkanah
ELKANAH (Hebrew, “God has created”) The father of Samuel and the husband of Hannah (1 Sam 1:1).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elkanah
El´kanah, or El´konah (God-provided).1. Son, or rather grandson, see 1 Chron. 6:22, 23 (7, 8), of Korah, according to Ex. 6:24.2. A descendant of the above in the line of Ahimoth, otherwise Mahath, 1 Chron. 6:26, 35; Heb. 11:20.3. Another Kohathite Levite, father of Samuel the illustrious judge and
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elkanah
ELKA´NAH (ĕl-kāʹnȧ; “whom God has acquired”). The name of several men, all apparently Levites. There is much difficulty and uncertainty in discriminating among the various individuals who bear this name.1. The second son of Korah, according to Ex. 6:24, where his brothers are represented as being
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Jeroham Father
Hannah Wife
Peninnah Wife
Eliab Grandfather
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