Eliab in Easton's Bible Dictionary
to whom God is father. (1.) A Reubenite, son of Pallu (Num.
16:1, 12; 26:8, 9; Deut. 11:6).
(2.) A son of Helon, and chief of the tribe of Zebulun
time of the census in the wilderness (Num. 1:9; 2:7).
(3.) The son of Jesse, and brother of David (1 Sam.
was he who spoke contemptuously to David when he
fight Goliath (1 Sam. 17:28).
(4.) One of the Gadite heroes who joined David in his
stronghold in the wilderness (1 Chr. 12:9).
Eliab in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Numbers 1:9; Numbers 2:7; Numbers 7:24; Numbers 7:29;
2. Numbers 26:8-9; Numbers 16:1; Numbers 16:12;
3. David's oldest brother (1 Chronicles 2:13; 1
Samuel 16:6; 1 Samuel 17:13; 1 Samuel 17:28). Abihail his
daughter (granddaughter?) married her second cousin
Rehoboam, and bore him three children (2 Chronicles 11:18).
Eliab betrayed anger without a cause toward David, when
seeking his brethren's welfare ("Why camest thou down
hither, and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the
wilderness?"); also "pride and naughtiness of heart," the
very sins he charged David with ("I know thy pride," etc.;
he knew himself still less than he did David); uncharitable
surmising instead of the love that thinketh no evil ("thou
art come down that thou mightest see the battle".) David
meekly replied, "Is there not a cause?" (see Matthew 5:22; 1
Corinthians 13:4-7.) 1 Corinthians 13:4. A Levite porter and
musician on the psaltery (1 Chronicles 15:18; 1 Chronicles
15:20; 1 Chronicles 16:5).
5. A Gadite leader who joined David in the
wilderness in his flight from Saul (1 Chronicles 12:9).
6. Ancestor of Samuel, a Kohathite Levite, son of
Nahath (1 Chronicles 6:27). Called Elihu 1 Samuel 1:1, also
Eliel 1 Chronicles 6:34.
Eliab in Hitchcock's Bible Names
God is my father; God is the father
Eliab in Naves Topical Bible
1. A Reubenite, progenitor of Dathan and Abiram
Nu 26:8,9; 16:1,12; De 11:6
-2. Son of Helon
Nu 1:9; 2:7; 7:24,29; 10:16
-3. Ancestor of Samuel
Also called ELIHU
-4. Son of Jesse and eldest brother of David
1Sa 16:6; 17:13,28; 1Ch 2:13
A prince in the tribe of Judah
-5. A hero of the tribe of Gad
-6. A Levite, a porter and musician
1Ch 15:18,20; 16:5
Eliab in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(God is my father).
1. Son of Helon and leader of the tribe of Zebulun at
the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai. Nu 1:9;
2:7; 7:24,29 10:16 (B.C. 1490.)
2. A Reubenite, father of Dathan and Abiram. Nu
16:1,12; 26:8,9; De 11:6
3. One of David's brothers, the eldest of the family.
1Sa 16:6; 17:13,28; 1Ch 2:13 (B.C. 1063.)
4. A Levite in the time of David, who was both a
"porter" and a musician on the "psaltery." 1Ch 15:18,20; 16:5
5. One of the warlike Gadite leaders who came over to
David when he was in the wilderness taking refuge from Saul.
1Ch 12:9 (B.C. 1061.)
6. An ancestor of Samuel the prophet; a Kohathite
Levite, son of Nahath. 1Ch 6:27 (B.C. 1250).
7. Son of Nathanael, one of the fore-fathers of
Judith, and therefore belonging to the tribe of Simeon. Judith
Eliab in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e-li'-ab ('eli'abh, "God is father"):
(1) Prince of the tribe of Zebulun in the Exodus (Nu 1:9; 2:7;
(2) A Reubenite, father of Dathan and Abiram (Nu 16:11,12;
26:8 f; Dt 11:6).
(3) Eldest son of Jesse and brother of David (1 Sam 16:6),
once called Elihu (1 Ch 27:18). He was of commanding
appearance (1 Sam 16:6) and when serving with Saul's army at
the time when it was confronting the Philistines and Goliath,
was inclined to lord it over his brother David (1 Sam 17:28
f). His daughter Abihail became a Wife of Rehoboam (2 Ch
(4) An Ephraimite, an ancestor of Samuel (1 Ch 6:27); called
Eliel in 1 Ch 6:34, and Elihu in 1 Sam 1:1.
(5) A Gadire warrior with David (1 Ch 12:9), one of 11 mighty
men (1 Ch 12:8,14).
(6) A Levite musician (1 Ch 15:18,20; 16:5).
(7) An ancestor of Judith (Judith 8:1; compare 9:2).
F. K. Farr
Eliab in Wikipedia
was the name of at least three individuals mentioned in the
The son of Helon and a prince of the house of Zebulun
according to Numbers 1:9.
The son of Pallu and the father of Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram
according to Numbers 26:8-9.
The eldest son of Jesse, and thus the older brother of King
David. He was apparently tall and had fair features, but not
the proper heart to be king of Israel (1 Samuel 16:7). "Do not
consider his appearance or his height...the Lord looks at the
heart." Some commentators have suggested that it was due to
his temper, as he argued with David before David went to fight
Eliab Scripture - 1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and
Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and
Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with
harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
Eliab Scripture - 1 Samuel 17:28
And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men;
and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why
camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those
few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the
naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou
mightest see the battle.
Eliab Scripture - Numbers 26:9
And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This
[is that] Dathan and Abiram, [which were] famous in the
congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in
the company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD: