This name also occurs as that of a Gilonite, the son of Ahithophel, and one of David's thirty warriors ( 2 Samuel 23:34 ). perhaps these two were the same person.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Eliam". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .