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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.
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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
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