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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 modern Wady es-Sunt, i.e., "valley of the acacia." "The terebinths from which the valley of Elah takes its name still cling to their ancient soil. On the west side of the valley, near Shochoh, 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 than 75 feet. It marks the upper end of the Elah valley, and forms a noted object, being one of the largest terebinths in Israel." Geikie's, The Holy Land, etc. (2.) One of the Edomite chiefs or "dukes" of Mount Seir (Gen. 36:41). (3.) The second of the three sons of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh (1 Chr. 4:15). (4.) The son and successor of Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kings 16:8-10). He was killed while drunk by Zimri, one of the captains of his chariots, and was the last king of the line of Baasha. Thus was fullfilled the prophecy of Jehu (6, 7, 11-14). (5.) The father of Hoshea, the last king of Israel (2 Kings 15:30; 17:1).

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 Red Sea. 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 1Ch 4:15 -4. Father of Shimei 1Ki 4:18 -5. Son and successor of Baasha, king of Israel 1Ki 16:6-14 -6. Father of Hoshea 2Ki 15:30; 17:1 -7. A Benjamite chief 1Ch 9:8

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.[1] Chapter 16 of 1 Kings relates how Elah was murdered by his chariot commander Zimri, who became his successor.

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