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". .