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Elizaphan

Elizaphan [N]

(whom God protects ).

  1. A Levite, son of Uzziel, chief of the house of the Kohathites at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai. ( Numbers 3:30 ) (B.C. 1491.)
  2. Prince of the tribe of Zebulun. ( Numbers 34:25 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

Bibliography Information

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

ELIZAPHAN

el-i-za'-fan, e-liz'-a-fan ('elitsaphan; Septuagint Eleisaphan, Elisaphan, Elisapa, Elisaphat, "God has protected; compare tsephanyah, Zephaniah, "Yah has protected," and the Phoenician, tsephanba`al, Baal has protected"):

(1) The son of Uzziel, the son of Kohath, and so a prince of the Levitical class of the Kohathites (Numbers 3:30; 1 Chronicles 15:8; 2 Chronicles 29:13). But in 1 Chronicles 15:8; 2 Chronicles 29:13 his class seems to be coordinate with that of the Kohathites. He is called Elzaphan in Exodus 6:22; Leviticus 10:4.

(2) A "prince" or chief of Zebulun, who represented that tribe in the division of the land (Numbers 34:25). Walter R. Betteridge


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