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Elishah The oldest of the four sons of Javan (Gen 10:4), whose descendants peopled Greece. It has been supposed that Elishah's descendants peopled the Peloponnesus, which was known by the name of Elis. This may be meant by "the isles of Elishah" (Eze 27:7).

Elishama Whom God hears. (1.) A prince of Benjamin, grandfather of Joshua (Num 1:10; Ch1 7:26). (2.) One of David's sons (Sa2 5:16). (3.) Another of David's sons (Ch1 3:6). (4.) A priest sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the people the law (Ch2 17:8).

Elishaphat Whom God has judged, one of the "captains of hundreds" associated with Jehoiada in the league to overthrow the usurpation of Athaliah (Ch2 23:1).

Elisheba God is her oath, the daughter of Amminadab and the wife of Aaron (Exo 6:23).

Elishua God his salvation, a son of David, Sa2 5:15 = Elishama, Ch1 3:6.

Elkanah God-created. (1.) The second son of Korah (Exo 6:24), or, according to Ch1 6:22, Ch1 6:23, more correctly his grandson. (2.) Another Levite of the line of Heman the singer, although he does not seem to have performed any of the usual Levitical offices. He was father of Samuel the prophet (Ch1 6:27, Ch1 6:34). He was "an Ephrathite" (Sa1 1:1, Sa1 1:4, Sa1 1:8), but lived at Ramah, a man of wealth and high position. He had two wives, Hannah, who was the mother of Samuel, and Peninnah.

Elkosh God my bow, the birth-place of Nahum the prophet (Nah 1:1). It was probably situated in Galilee, but nothing definite is known of it.

Ellasar The oak or heap of Assyria, a territory in Asia of which Arioch was king (Gen 14:1, Gen 14:9). It is supposed that the old Chaldean town of Larsa was the metropolis of this kingdom, situated nearly half-way between Ur (now Mugheir) and Erech, on the left bank of the Euphrates. This town is represented by the mounds of Senkereh, a little to the east of Erech.

Elm Hos 4:13; rendered "terebinth" in the Revised Version. It is the Pistacia terebinthus of Linn., a tree common in Palestine, long-lived, and therefore often employed for landmarks and in designating places (Gen 35:4; Jdg 6:11, Jdg 6:19. Rendered "oak" in both A.V. and R.V.). (See TEIL TREE.)

Elnathan Whom God has given. (1.) An inhabitant of Jerusalem, the father of Nehushta, who was the mother of king Jehoiachin (Kg2 24:8). Probably the same who tried to prevent Jehoiakim from burning the roll of Jeremiah's prophecies (Jer 26:22; Jer 36:12). (2.) Ezr 8:16.