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Elon (father-in-law of Esau)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elon the Father-in-Law of Esau
Elon, Father-in-Law of Esau (אֵילוֹן‎, eilon). A Hittite who was the father of one of Esau’s wives (Gen 26:34; Gen 36:2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elon (Person)
ELON (PERSON) [Heb ʾēlôn (אֵלֹון‎); ʾêlōn (אֵילֹן‎); ʾêlôn (אֵילֹון)]. ELONITES. Three persons in the OT bear this name, which means “Oak” or “Terebinth.”1. One of three eponymous sons of Zebulun who went down to Egypt in time of famine (Gen 46:14) and whose descendants are named in a tribal roster
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elon (Person)
Elon (Person). 1. Hittite who was the father of Basemath (perhaps also called Adah, Gn 36:2), one of Esau’s wives (Gn 26:34).2. Second of Zebulun’s three sons (Gn 46:14) and the founder of the Elonite family (Nm 26:26).3. Judge from Zebulun who judged Israel 10 years. He was buried in Aijalon (Jgs
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elon (Person)
ELON (Person)1. Hittite who was the father of Basemath (perhaps also called Adah, Gn 36:2), one of Esau’s wives (26:34).2. Second of Zebulun’s three sons (Gn 46:14) and the founder of the Elonite family (Nm 26:26).3. Judge from Zebulun who judged Israel for 10 years. He was buried in Aijalon (Jgs
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elon
Elon (ee´lon; Heb., “oak,” “terebinth”).1 A Hittite, father of Basemath, a wife of Esau (Gen. 26:34).2 The father of Adah, a wife of Esau (Gen. 32:6).3 A “minor judge” for ten years, of the tribe of Zebulun, buried at Aijalon (Judg. 12:11, 12).4 A town of the tribe of Dan (Josh. 19:43).5 A son of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elon
ELON, ELONITE1. A Hittite, the father of Esau’s wives Bashemath (Gen 26:34; 36:10) and Adah (Gen 36:2).2. Second son of Zebulun, head of the family of Elonites (Gen 46:14; Num 26:26).3. One of the judges, of the tribe of Zebulun, who served for ten years (Jdg 12:11–12).4. A town in the territory
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elon
ELON (Heb. ’êlôn, ’êlôn). 1. A Hittite of Canaan (Gn. 26:34; 36:2). 2. Head of a family in Zebulun (Gn. 46:14; Nu. 26:26) (‘Helon’, Nu. 1:9; 2:7 etc.). 3. A Zebulunite judge of Israel (Jdg. 12:11–12). 4. A S Danite town (Jos. 19:43); possibly Kh. W. Alin, 2 km E of Beth-shemesh (GTT, p. 349). Elon-beth-hanan
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elon (Person)
Elon (Heb. ʾēlôn, ʾêlôn) (PERSON)1. A Hittite, the father of Basemath, one of Esau’s two Hittite wives (Gen. 26:34). At Gen. 36:2 Elon’s daughter is called Adah and the father of Basemath is Ishmael. A LXX tradition labels him as a Hivite.2. One of three sons of Zebulun (Gen. 46:14), ancestor of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elon
E´lon (an oak).1. A Hittite, whose daughter was one of Esau’s wives. Gen. 26:34; 36:2. (b.c. 1797.)2. The second of the three sons attributed to Zebulun, Gen. 46:14; Num. 26:26, and the founder of the family of the Elonites. (b.c. 1695.)3. Elon the Zebulonite, who judges Israel for ten years, and
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elon
E´LON (e-lon; “oak”).1. A Hittite, father of Basemath (Gen. 26:34), or Adah (36:2), wife of Esau.2. The second of the three sons of Zebulun (Gen. 46:14) and head of the family of Elonites (Num. 26:26).3. An Israelite of the tribe of Zebulun and judge for ten years (Judg. 12:11–12).4. One of the towns
See also
Relatives
Esau Son-In-Law
Basemath Daughter
Adah Daughter
Eliphaz Grandson