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    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 at the time of the census in the wilderness (Num. 1:9; 2:7). (3.) The son of Jesse, and brother of David (1 Sam. 16:6). It was he who spoke contemptuously to David when he proposed to 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; Numbers 10:16. 2. Numbers 26:8-9; Numbers 16:1; Numbers 16:12; Deuteronomy 11:6. 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 1Ch 6:27 Also called ELIHU 1Sa 1:1 And ELIEL 1Ch 6:34 -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 1Ch 27:18 -5. A hero of the tribe of Gad 1Ch 12:9 -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 8:1.

    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; 7:24,29; 10:16). (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 11:18). (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 Bible: 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 Goliath.

    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: