The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elmadam, Son of Er
Elmadam, Son of Er (Ἐλμαδάμ, Elmadam). Named in the account of Jesus’ genealogy (Luke 3:28). Some manuscripts record his name as Ἐλμωδάμ (Elmōdam). Elmadam is otherwise unknown; he is not mentioned elsewhere in the Bible.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elmadam (Person)
ELMADAM (PERSON) [Gk Elmadam (Ἐλμαδαμ)]. The father of Cosam and son of Er, according to Luke’s genealogy tying Joseph, the “supposed father” of Jesus, to descent from Adam and God (Luke 3:28). Gk elmōdam is read in numerous mss and a few versions, while Gk elmadam is contained in others. The variant
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elmadam, Elmodam
Elmadam, Elmodam. Ancestor of Jesus Christ according to Luke’s genealogy (3:28, kjv Elmodam).See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elmadam el-māʹdəm [Gk. Elmadam or Elmōdam]; AV ELMODAM. An ancestor of Jesus, according to Luke’s genealogy, in the sixth generation before Zerubbabel (Lk. 3:28).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elmadam, Elmodam
ELMADAM, ELMODAM* Ancestor of Jesus Christ, according to Luke’s genealogy (Lk 3:28, kjv “Elmodam”). See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ELMODAM. Listed in Luke’s genealogy (3:28) as Jesus’ ancestor, the sixth generation before Zerubbabel and the twenty-fifth before Joseph.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elmadam [ĕ1 māˊdəm] (Gk. Elmadam). A preexilic ancestor of Jesus (Luke 3:28; KJV “Elmadam,” following Gk. Elmōdam).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ELMA´DAM (el-maʹdam). Son of Er and father of Cosam, one of the ancestors of Christ in the private line of David (Luke 3:28). He is not mentioned in the OT.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ELMODAM [el MOE dam] — an ancestor of Jesus. He was a son of Er (Luke 3:28; Elmadam, NIV, NRSV).
See also
Er Father
Cosam Son
Jesus Grandfather
Addi Grandson