Elkanah,

Elkanah, or Elkonah

(God-provided ).

  1. Son, or rather grandson, see ( 1 Chronicles 6:22 1 Chronicles 6:23 ) ( 1Chr 6:7,8 ) of Korah, according to ( Exodus 6:24 )
  2. A descendant of the above in the line of Ahimoth, otherwise Mahath, (1Chr 6;26,35; Hebr 11:20
  3. Another Kohathite Levite, father of Samuel the illustrious judge and prophet. ( 1 Chronicles 6:27 1 Chronicles 6:34 ) (B.C. about 1190.) All that is known of him is contained in the above notices and in ( 1 Samuel 1:1 1 Samuel 1:4 1 Samuel 1:8 1 Samuel 1:19 1 Samuel 1:21 1 Samuel 1:23 ) and 1Sam 2:11,20
  4. A Levite. ( 1 Chronicles 9:16 )
  5. A Korhite who joined David while he was at Ziklag. ( 1 Chronicles 12:6 ) (B.C. 1054.)
  6. An officer in the household of Ahaz king of Judah, who was slain by Zichri the Ephraimite when Pekah invaded Judah. ( 2 Chronicles 28:7 ) (B.C. 739.)

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Elkanah, or Elkonah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.