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Esli
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Esli, Son of Naggai
Esli, Son of Naggai (Ἑσλί, Hesli; Ἐσλεί, Eslei). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Esli (Person)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Esli
Esli. Naum’s father and ancestor of Jesus, according to Luke’s genealogy (3:25).See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Esli
Esli esʹlī [Gk. Eslei, Esli]. An ancestor of Jesus in Luke’s genealogy, the tenth before Joseph the husband of Mary (Lk. 3:25).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Esli
ESLI Nahum’s father and ancestor of Jesus, according to Luke’s genealogy (3:25). See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Esli
ESLI. Esli is listed as the son of Nagge (Naggai, RSV) and the father of Naum (Nahum, RSV) in Jesus’ genealogy, the eleventh generation before Jesus (Lk 3:25).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Esli
Esli (Gk. Eslɩ́)A postexilic descendant of Nathan and an ancestor of Jesus, known only from Luke’s genealogy (Luke 3:25).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hesli
HES´LI (hesʹli). Son of Naggai and father of Nahum of the maternal ancestry of Christ after the Exile (Luke 3:25; “Esli,” KJV and NIV). He is probably the same as Elioenai (which see), the son of Neariah and father of Johanan (1 Chron. 3:23–24).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ESLI
ESLI<es’-li> ([ Ἐσλεί, Eslei], [ Ἐσλί, Esli]; probably for Hebrew [אֲצַלְיָהוּ‎, ’atsalyahu]): An ancestor of Jesus in Luke’s genealogy, the 10th before Joseph, the husband of Mary (Luke 3:25).
See also
Relatives
Naggai Father
Nahum Son
Amos Grandson
Maath Grandfather