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Eliab

Eliab [N] [H] [S]

to whom God is father.

  • A Reubenite, son of Pallu ( Numbers 16:1 Numbers 16:12 ; Numbers 26:8 Numbers 26:9 ; Deuteronomy 11:6 ).

  • A son of Helon, and chief of the tribe of Zebulun at the time of the census in the wilderness ( Numbers 1:9 ; 2:7 ).

  • The son of Jesse, and brother of David ( 1 Samuel 16:6 ). It was he who spoke contemptuously to David when he proposed to fight Goliath ( 1 Samuel 17:28 ).

  • One of the Gadite heroes who joined David in his stronghold in the wilderness ( 1 Chronicles 12:9 ).

    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 Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Eliab". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Eliab [N] [E] [S]

    God is my father; God is the father
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Eliab'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Eliab [N] [E] [H]

    (God is my father ).

    1. Son of Helon and leader of the tribe of Zebulun at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai. ( Numbers 1:9 ; 2:7 ; Numbers 7:24 Numbers 7:29 ; 10:16 ) (B.C. 1490.)
    2. A Reubenite, father of Dathan and Abiram. ( Numbers 16:1 Numbers 16:12 ; Numbers 26:8 Numbers 26:9 ; 11:6 )
    3. One of Davids brothers, the eldest of the family. ( 1 Samuel 16:6 ; 1 Samuel 17:13 1 Samuel 17:28 ; 1 Chronicles 2:13 ) (B.C. 1063.)
    4. A Levite in the time of David, who was both a "porter" and a musician on the "psaltery." ( 1 Chronicles 15:18 1 Chronicles 15:20 ; 16:5 )
    5. One of the warlike Gadite leaders who came over to David when he was in the wilderness taking refuge from Saul. ( 1 Chronicles 12:9 ) (B.C. 1061.)
    6. An ancestor of Samuel the prophet; a Kohathite Levite, son of Nahath. ( 1 Chronicles 6:27 ) (B.C. 1250).
    7. Son of Nathanael, one of the fore-fathers of Judith, and therefore belonging to the tribe of Simeon. Judith 8:1.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Eliab'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ELIAB

    e-li'-ab ('eli'abh, "God is father"):

    (1) Prince of the tribe of Zebulun in the Exodus (Numbers 1:9; 2:7; 7:24,29; 10:16).

    (2) A Reubenite, father of Dathan and Abiram (Numbers 16:11,12; 26:8; Deuteronomy 11:6).

    (3) Eldest son of Jesse and brother of David (1 Samuel 16:6), once called Elihu (1 Chronicles 27:18). He was of commanding appearance (1 Samuel 16:6) and when serving with Saul's army at the time when it was confronting the Philistines and Goliath, was inclined to lord it over his brother David (1 Samuel 17:28). His daughter Abihail became a Wife of Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:18).

    (4) An Ephraimite, an ancestor of Samuel (1 Chronicles 6:27); called Eliel in 1 Chronicles 6:34, and Elihu in 1 Samuel 1:1.

    (5) A Gadire warrior with David (1 Chronicles 12:9), one of 11 mighty men (1 Chronicles 12:8,14).

    (6) A Levite musician (1 Chronicles 15:18,20; 16:5).

    (7) An ancestor of Judith (Judith 8:1; compare Judith 9:2).

    F. K. Farr


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ELIAB'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.