Elkanah (son of Joel)
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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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Elkanah—God-created. (1.) The second son of Korah (Ex. 6:24), or, according to 1 Chr. 6:22, 23, more correctly his grandson.(2.) Another Levite of the line of Heman the singer, although he does not seem to have performed any of the usual Levitical offices. He was father of Samuel the prophet (1 Chr.