Bible Names A-G: Elah
Elah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
terebinth or oak. (1.) Valley of, where the Israelites were
encamped when David killed Goliath (1 Sam. 17:2,
19). It was
near Shochoh of Judah and Azekah (17:1). It is the
es-Sunt, i.e., "valley of the acacia." "The
which the valley of Elah takes its name still cling
ancient soil. On the west side of the valley, near
there is a very large and ancient tree of this kind
known as the
'terebinth of Wady Sur,' 55 feet in height, its
trunk 17 feet in
circumference, and the breadth of its shade no less
feet. It marks the upper end of the Elah valley, and
noted object, being one of the largest terebinths in
Geikie's, The Holy Land, etc.
(2.) One of the Edomite chiefs or "dukes" of Mount
(3.) The second of the three sons of Caleb, the son
Jephunneh (1 Chr. 4:15).
(4.) The son and successor of Baasha, king of Israel
16:8-10). He was killed while drunk by Zimri, one of
captains of his chariots, and was the last king of
the line of
Baasha. Thus was fullfilled the prophecy of Jehu (6,
(5.) The father of Hoshea, the last king of Israel
Elah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Baasha's son and successor on the Israelite throne (1 Kings
16:8-10); reigned little more than a year. A beacon to warn
drunkards, killed by the captain of half his chariots, Zimri,
while "drinking himself drunk" in the house of his steward
Arza in Tirzah. Josephus (Ant. 8:12, section 4) says it
occurred while his army and officers were absent at the siege
of Gibbethon. As Baasha conspired against his master Nadab, so
Zimri against Baasha's son; Zimri in his turn was slain by
Omri. Thus retributive justice pays transgressors in kind.
2. Father of Hoshea, last king of Israel (2 Kings
15:30; 2 Kings 17:1).
3. Duke of Edom (Genesis 36:41); compare Elath on the
4. Father of Shimei, Solomon's commissariat officer in
Benjamin (1 Kings 4:18).
5. Son of Caleb (1 Chronicles 4:15).
6. Uzzi's son, a chief of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 9:8).
Elah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
an oak; a curse; perjury
Elah in Naves Topical Bible
1. A valley where David killed Goliath
1Sa 17:2,19; 21:9
-2. An Edomite duke
Ge 36:41; 1Ch 1:52
-3. Son of Caleb
-4. Father of Shimei
-5. Son and successor of Baasha, king of Israel
-6. Father of Hoshea
2Ki 15:30; 17:1
-7. A Benjamite chief
Elah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(an oak, strength).
1. The son and successor of Baasha king of Israel. 1Ki
16:8-10 His reign laster for little more than a year; comp.
ver. 8 with 10. (B.C. 928-7.) He was killed while drunk, by
Zimri, in the house of his steward Azra, who was probably a
confederate in the plot.
2. Father of Hoshea, the last king of Israel. 2Ki
15:30; 17:1 (B.C. 729 or before.).
Elah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e'-la ('elah, "oak" or "terebinth"):
(1) A "duke" or "sheik" (head of a clan, the Revised Version
(British and American) "chief") of Edom (Gen 36:41).
(2) Shimei-ben-Elah, Solomon's commissary in Benjamin (1 Ki
4:18 the King James Version).
(3) A son of Caleb the son of Jephunneh (1 Ch 4:15).
(4) Father of Hoshea, last king of Israel (2 Ki 15:30; 17:1).
(5) A Benjamite, son of Uzzi, one of the chiefs of the tribes
when the country was settled (1 Ch 9:8).
(6) King of Israel. See next article.
Elah Scripture - 1 Kings 16:13
For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by
which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in
provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.
Elah Scripture - 2 Kings 18:9
And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which
[was] the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel,
[that] Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria,
and besieged it.
Elah Scripture - Genesis 36:41
Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
King Elah in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: אֵלָה; Greek: Ἠλά; Latin: Ela) was a son of Baasha, who
succeeded him as king of Israel. William F. Albright has dated
his reign to 877 BC - 876 BC, while E. R. Thiele offers the
dates 886 BC - 885 BC.
Chapter 16 of 1 Kings relates how Elah was murdered by his
chariot commander Zimri, who became his successor.
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