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Son of Naggai and father of Nahum. Esli is named in Jesus’ genealogy (Luke 3:25). Esli is not mentioned elsewhere in the biblical text and is otherwise unknown.
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ESLI (PERSON) [Gk Esli (Ἐσλι)]. The father of Nahum and son of Naggai, according to Luke’s genealogy tying Joseph, the “supposed father” of Jesus, to descent from Adam and God (Luke 3:25). D omits Esli, substituting a genealogy adapted from Matt 1:6–15 in Luke 3:23–31. Esli appears as Gk hesli, occasionally
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