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ELAH

(ee' lah) Personal and place name meaning, “oak,” “mighty tree,” or “terebinth.” See Terebinth. 1. Clan chief descended from Esau (Genesis 36:41) and thus an Edomite. See Edom; Esau. 2. A valley where Saul and his army set up battle lines against the Philistines (1 Samuel 17:2). The valley runs east and west just north of Socoh. There David defeated Goliath (1 Samuel 21:9). 3. King of Israel (886-885 B.C.), killed while he was drunk during rebellion Zimri, his general, led successfully (1 Kings 16:6-14). 4. Father of Hoshea, who led a revolt and became king of Israel (886-885 B.C.) (2 Kings 15:30). 5. Son of Caleb and father of Kenaz among clans of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:15). 6. Head of a clan from Benjamin who settled in Jerusalem after the Exile (1 Chronicles 9:8).


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'ELAH'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T1757>. 1991.

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