Ark of the Covenant - Bible History Online

Bible History Online

Sub Categories

Back to Categories

November 22    Scripture



More Bible History
Bible Names A-G: Eleazar


Eleazar in Easton's Bible Dictionary God has helped. (1.) The third son of Aaron (Ex. 6:23). His wife, a daughter of Putiel, bore him Phinehas (Ex. 6:25). After the death of Nadab and Abihu (Lev. 10:12; Num. 3:4) he was appointed to the charge of the sanctuary (Num. 3:32). On Mount Hor he was clothed with the sacred vestments, which Moses took from off his brother Aaron and put upon him as successor to his father in the high priest's office, which he held for more than twenty years (Num. 20:25-29). He took part with Moses in numbering the people (26:3, 4), and assisted at the inauguration of Joshua. He assisted in the distribution of the land after the conquest (Josh. 14:1). The high-priesthood remained in his family till the time of Eli, into whose family it passed, till it was restored to the family of Eleazar in the person of Zadok (1 Sam. 2:35; comp. 1 Kings 2:27). "And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill that pertained to Phinehas his son" (Josh. 24:33). The word here rendered "hill" is Gibeah, the name of several towns in Israel which were generally on or near a hill. The words may be more suitably rendered, "They buried him in Gibeah of Phinehas", i.e., in the city of Phinehas, which has been identified, in accordance with Jewish and Samaritan traditions, with Kefr Ghuweirah='Awertah, about 7 miles north of Shiloh, and a few miles south-east of Nablus. "His tomb is still shown there, overshadowed by venerable terebinths." Others, however, have identified it with the village of Gaba or Gebena of Eusebius, the modern Khurbet Jibia, 5 miles north of Guphna towards Nablus. (2.) An inhabitant of Kirjath-jearim who was "sanctified" to take charge of the ark, although not allowed to touch it, while it remained in the house of his father Abinadab (1 Sam. 7:1, 2; comp. Num. 3:31; 4:15). (3.) The son of Dodo the Ahohite, of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the three most eminent of David's thirty- seven heroes (1 Chr. 11:12) who broke through the Philistine host and brought him water from the well of Bethlehem (2 Sam. 23:9, 16). (4.) A son of Phinehas associated with the priests in taking charge of the sacred vessels brought back to Jerusalem after the Exile (Ezra 8:33). (5.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 23:21, 22).

Eleazar in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. Aaron's third son by Elisheba, Amininadab's daughter, descended from Judah through Pharez (Exodus 6:23; Exodus 6:25; Exodus 28:1; Genesis 38:29; Genesis 46:12; Rth 4:18; Rth 4:20). On the death of Nadab and Abihu without children (Leviticus 10:1; Numbers 3:4) Eleazar had the oversight of the chief Levites, who kept the charge of the sanctuary (Numbers 3:32). With Ithamar his brother he ministered as a priest in his father's lifetime, and was invested in Aaron's high-priestly garments as his successor, on mount Her, just before his death (Numbers 20:25-28). With Moses he superintended the census (Numbers 26:3), inaugurated Joshua whom Moses set before him (for Joshua was in this inferior to Moses, who had direct intercourse with God; Joshua must ask divine counsel through the high priest), and divided the Midianite spoil (Numbers 27:22; Numbers 31:21). He took part in dividing Canaan (Joshua 14:1). He was buried in "the hill of Phinehas his son, ... mount Ephraim" (Joshua 24:33). The high priesthood passed to Ithamar's line in the person of Eli, but for the sin of Eli's sons reverted to Eleazar's line in the person of Zadok (1 Samuel 2:27; 1 Chronicles 6:8; 1 Chronicles 24:3; 1 Kings 2:27). 2. Abinadab's son, of the "hill" of Kirjath Jearim; appointed by its inhabitants to take care of the ark on its return from the Philistines (1 Samuel 7:1). 3. Dodo the Ahohite's son, one of the three chief strongmen of David; perhaps descended from Ahoah of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:4; 2 Samuel 23:9; 1 Chronicles 11:12). 4. A Merarite Levite, son of Mahli, having daughters married to their "brethren" (cousins) (1 Chronicles 23:21- 22; 1 Chronicles 24:28). 5. A priest at Nehemiah's feast of dedication (Nehemiah 12:42). 6. Son of Parosh, who married arid put away an alien wife (Ezra 10:25). 7. Phinehas' son, a Levite (Ezra 8:33). 8. Eliud's son, three generations above Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:15). The name means "helped by God," and is the same as Lazarus (Luke 16:19-25).

Eleazar in Hitchcock's Bible Names help of God

Eleazar in Naves Topical Bible 1. Son of Aaron Ex 6:23; 28:1 Married a daughter of Putiel, who bore him Phinehas Ex 6:25 After the death of Nadab and Abihu is made chief of the tribe of Levi Nu 3:32 Duties of Nu 4:16 Succeeds Aaron as high priest Nu 20:26,28; De 10:6 Assists Moses in the census Nu 26:63 With Joshua, divides Palestine Nu 34:17 Death and burial of Jos 24:33 Descendants of 1Ch 24:1-19 -2. An inhabitant of Kirjath-jearim who tended the ark of the covenant for a while 1Sa 7:1,2 -3. A Merarite Levite 1Ch 23:21,22; 24:28 -4. Son of Dodo, and one of David's distinguished heroes 2Sa 23:9,10,13; 1Ch 11:12 -5. Son of Phinehas Ezr 8:33; Ne 12:42 -6. A returned Israelitish exile Ezr 10:25

Eleazar in Smiths Bible Dictionary (help of God). 1. Third son of Aaron. After the death of Nadab and Abihu without children, Le 10:6; Nu 3:4 Eleazar was appointed chief over the principal Levites. Nu 3:32 With his brother Ithamar he ministered as a priest during their father's lifetime, and immediately before his death was invested on Mount Hor with the sacred garments, as the successor of Aaron in the office of high priest. Nu 20:28 (B.C. 1452.) One of his first duties was in conjunction with Moses to superintend the census of the people. Nu 26:3 After the conquest of Canaan by Joshua he took part in the distribution of the land. Jos 14:1 The time of his death is not mentioned in Scripture. 2. The son of Abinadab, of the hill of Kirjath- jearim. 1Sa 7:1 (B.C. 1134.) 3. One of the three principal mighty men of David's army. 2Sa 23:9; 1Ch 11:12 (B.C. 1046.) 4. A Merarite Levite, son of Mahli and grandson of Merari. 1Ch 23:21,22; 24:28 5. A priest who took part in the feast of dedication under Nehemiah. Ne 12:42 (B.C. 446.) 6. One of the sons of Parosh, an Israelite (i.e. a layman) who had married a foreign wife. Ezr 10:25 7. Son of Phinehas, a Levite. Ezr 8:33 8. The son of Eliud, in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Mt 1:15

Eleazar in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE el-e-a'-zar, e-le-a'-zar ('el-`azar; Eleazar, "God is helper"): (1) The 3rd son of Aaron by Elisheba (Ex 6:23; Nu 3:2). He married one of the daughters of Putiel, who bore him Phinehas (Ex 6:25). With his father and 3 brothers he was consecrated to the priest's office (Ex 28:1). After the destruction of Nadab and Abihu, he occupied a more important position, and he and Ithamar "ministered in the priest's office in the presence of Aaron their father" (Lev 10:6 f; Nu 3:4; 1 Ch 24:2 ff). He was given the oversight of the Levites and had charge of the tabernacle and all within it (Nu 3:32; 4:16). To Eleazar fell the duty of beating out for an altar covering the censers of Korah and his fellow- conspirators who had attempted to seize the priesthood (Nu 16:37,39). On the death of Aaron, Eleazar succeeded him (Nu 20:25 ff). He assisted Moses with the census after the plague in the plains of Moab (Nu 26:1 ff), and with Moses and the elders heard the petition of the daughters of Zelophehad who wished to be served as heirs to their father (Nu 27:1 ff). After the entrance into Canaan, Eleazar and Joshua gave effect to the decision arrived at by giving the daughters of Zelophehad a share in the land of Manasseh (Josh 17:4). He was priest and adviser to Joshua, the successor of Moses (Nu 27:19; 31:12 ff), whom he also assisted in partitioning Canaan among the tribes (Nu 34:17; Josh 14:1; 19:51; 21:1). He was buried in the hill (the Revised Version, margin "Gibeah") of Phinehas his son in the hill country of Ephraim (Josh 24:33). For some reason unknown the descendants of Ithamar seem to have held the chief position among the priests from Eli till the accession of Solomon, when Abiathar was sent into retirement, and Zadok, the descendant of Eleazar, was appointed in his place (1 Ki 2:26 ff). Ezra was a descendant of Zadok (Ezr 7:1 ff); and the high priest's office was in the family of Zadok till the time of the Maccabees. (2) The son of Abinadab, sanctified to keep the ark of Yahweh, when it was brought from Beth-shemesh to Kiriath- jearim after being sent back by the Philistines (1 Sam 7:1). (3) The son of Dodai, one of David's three mighty men. A famous feat of arms with David at Ephes-dammim is recorded (2 Sam 23:9 f; 1 Ch 11:12 f where he is named the son of Dodo). (4) A Levite, a son of Mahli, a Merarite. It is recorded that he had no sons, but daughters only, who were married to their cousins (1 Ch 23:21,22; 24:28). (5) A priest who accompanied Ezra from Babylon (Ezr 8:33); the son of Phinehas. (5) and (6) may be identical. (6) A priest who took part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 12:42). (7) A son of Mattathias and brother of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 2:5; 6:43 f; 2 Macc 8:23). See ASMONEANS; MACCABEES. (8, 9) Two others are mentioned in 1 Macc 8:17; 2 Macc 6:18 ff. (10) An ancestor of Jesus, 3 generations before Joseph (Mt 1:15).

Eleazar in Wikipedia (or Elazar), (Hebrew: אֶלְעָזָר, Modern Elʻazar Tiberian Elʻāzār ; "God has helped") was a Levite priest in the Hebrew Bible, the second Kohen Gadol (High Priest) - succeeding his father Aaron...

Eleazar Scripture - 1 Chronicles 6:4 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,

Eleazar Scripture - Joshua 17:4 And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren. Therefore according to the commandment of the LORD he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.

Eleazar Scripture - Joshua 22:31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh, This day we perceive that the LORD [is] among us, because ye have not committed this trespass against the LORD: now ye have delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of the LORD.

If you notice a broken link or any error PLEASE report it by clicking HERE
© 1995-2019 Bible History Online


Bible Maps