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LAEL (PERSON) [Heb lāʾēl (לָאֵל)]. According to Num 3:24, the father of Eliasaph, the leader of the Gershonite subdivision (father’s house) of the tribe of Levi. Noth (IPN, 32, 153) proposed a translation of the name such as “belonging to God,” or “God’s special possession,” and suggested that it expressed
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