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Elzaphan
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan, Son of Parnach
Elizaphan, Son of Parnach (אֱלִיצָפָן‎, elitsaphan). A leader of the tribe of Zebulun (Num 34:25).
Elzaphan, Son of Uzziel
Elzaphan, Son of Uzziel (ן אֶלְצָפ‎, n eltsaph; אֱלִיצָפָָן‎, elitsaphan). A Levite who was a leader of the Kohathite clan during Israel’s wilderness wanderings.Along with his brother Mishael, he removed the bodies of Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu from the camp after they were struck down by God (Lev 10:4).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan (Person)
ELIZAPHAN (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕlı̂ṣāpān (אֱלִיצָפָן)]. Var. ELZAPHAN. Two persons in the Hebrew Bible have this name. Several meanings have been proposed for the name Elizaphan. These include “my god is hidden,” “god is hidden,” and “god has hidden.” The name has also been related to the name Zephaniah,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elizaphan
Elizaphan. 1. Kohathite Levite and Uzziel’s son (Nm 3:29, 30), who assisted in removing the bodies of Nadab and Abihu from the camp (Lv 10:4). Elizaphan’s descendants were responsible for caring for the ark, the table, the lampstand, and vessels of the sanctuary (cf. 1 Chr 15:8; 2 Chr 29:13). His name
Elzaphan
Elzaphan. Alternate spelling of Elizaphan, a Levite chief, in Exodus 6:22 and Leviticus 10:4.See Elizaphan # 1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elizaphan (son of Uzziel)
1. The son of Uzziel the son of Kohath, thus a leader of the Levitical class of the Kohathites (Nu. 3:30; 1 Ch. 15:8; 2 Ch. 29:13). But in 1 Ch. 15:8; 2 Ch. 29:13 he seems to head a class parallel to the Kohathites. He is called Elzaphan in Ex. 6:22; Lev. 10:4.
Elizaphan
Elizaphan el-i-zāʹfən, ē-lizʹə-fan [Heb. ʾĕlîṣāp̱ān—‘God has protected’; Gk. Eleisaphan, Elisaphan, Elisapha, Elisaphat].
Elzaphan
Elzaphan el-zāʹfan [Heb. ʾelṣāp̱ān]. One of the sons of Uzziel (Ex. 6:22) commissioned by Moses to remove from the camp the corpses of their priestly relatives who had offered “unholy fire” to the Lord (Lev. 10:4). See Elizaphan 1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan
ELIZAPHAN1. Kohathite Levite and Uzziel’s son (Nm 3:29–30), who assisted in removing the bodies of Nadab and Abihu from the camp (Lv 10:4). Elizaphan’s descendants were responsible for caring for the ark, the table, the lampstand, and vessels of the sanctuary (cf. 1 Chr 15:8; 2 Chr 29:13). His name
Elzaphan
ELZAPHAN Alternate spelling of Elizaphan, a Levite chief, in Exodus 6:22 and Leviticus 10:4. See Elizaphan #1.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elizaphan
Elizaphan (el´uh-zay´fan; Heb., “El [God] protects”).1 A Levite, the son of Uzziel; a leader of the Kohathites, who were in charge of the utensils of the tabernacle (Num. 3:30); he is probably the same person referred to elsewhere as Elzaphan (Exod. 6:22; Lev. 10:4).2 The ancestor of a levitical family
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elizaphan
ELIZAPHAN, ELZAPHAN1. A son of Uzziel who was a Kohathite Levite and a first cousin of Aaron (Ex 6:22; Lev 10:4; Num 3:30; in Exodus and Leviticus Elizaphan is contracted in Elzaphan). With his brother Mishael, he helped remove the bodies of Nadab and Abihu from the camp after they had offered “strange
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elzaphan
ELZAPHAN (Heb. ‘elṣāphān, ‘God has hidden’). 1. Also called Elizaphan. A son of Uzziel, a Levite l-Ex. 6:22) who, with his brother *Mishael, disposed of the bodies of Nadab and Abihu, who had been killed for desecrating the altar (Lv. 10:1–5). A leader of the Kohathites in the wilderness (Nu. 3:30),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elizaphan
Elizaphan (Heb. ʾĕlɩ̂ṣāp̱ān) (also ELZAPHAN)1. The second son of Uzziel, Aaron’s kinsman, and a Levite (Num. 3:30; called Elzaphan at Exod. 6:22; Lev. 10:4). When Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, were consumed by fire before God, Moses summoned Elizaphan and his brother Mishael to carry away
Elzaphan
Elzaphan (Heb. ʾelṣāp̱ān) (also ELIZAPHAN)A variant form of Elizaphan (1), one of the sons of Uzziel ordered to remove the corpses of Nadab and Abihu (Exod. 6:22; Lev. 10:4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan
Elizaphan [ĕ1ˊə zāˊfăn] (Heb. ˒elîṣāp̱ān “God has hidden [or protected]”).
Elzaphan
Elzaphan [ĕl zāˊfăn] (Heb. ˒elṣāp̱ān). A shortened form of Elizaphan, one of the sons of Uzziel (Exod. 6:22; Lev. 10:4). See Elizaphan 1.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan
Eliz´aphan (whom God protects).1. A Levite, son of Uzziel, chief of the house of the Kohathites at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai. Num. 3:30. (b.c. 1491.)2. Prince of the tribe of Zebulun. Num. 34:25.
Elzaphan
El´zaphan (whom God protects), second son of Uzziel, who was the son of Kohath son of Levi. Ex. 6:22.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elizaphan
ELIZ´APHAN (e-lizʹa-fan; “God has concealed”).1. The second son of Uzziel, and chief of the Kohathite Levites at the Exodus (Num. 3:30; Ex. 6:22), 1441 b.c. He, with his elder brother, Mishael, was directed by Moses to carry away the corpses of their sacrilegious cousins, Nadab and Abihu (Lev. 10:4).
See also
Relatives
Uzziel Father
Mishael Brother
Micah Brother
Isshiah Brother
Sithri Brother
Jeiel Son
Moses Cousin
Aaron Cousin
Korah Cousin
Miriam Cousin
Kohath Grandfather
Amram Uncle
Shemaiah Relative
Zechariah Nephew
Izhar Uncle
Hebron Uncle
Shelomith Cousin
Shamir Nephew
Zichri Cousin
Amariah Cousin
Amminadab Uncle
Nepheg Cousin
Jeriah Cousin
Jahaziel Cousin
Jekameam Cousin
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