Bible Names A-G: Eliezer
Eliezar in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(God is his help).
1. Abraham's chief servant, called by him "Eliezer
of Damascus." Ge 15:2 (B.C. 1857.)
2. Second son of Moses and Zipporah (B.c. 1523), to
whom his father gave this name because "the God of my father
was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh."
Ex 18:4; 1Ch 23:15,17; 26:25
3. One of the sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin.
4. A priest in the reign of David. 1Ch 15:24
5. Son of Zichri, ruler of the Reubenites in the
reign of David. 1Ch 27:16
6. Son of Dodavah, of Mareshah in Judah, 2Ch 20:37 a
prophet, who rebuked Jehoshaphat for joining himself with
Ahaziah king of Israel. (B.C. 895.)
7. A chief Israelite whom Ezra sent with others from
Ahava to Cesiphia, to induce some Levites and Nethinim to
accompany him to Jerusalem. Ezr 8:16 (B.C. 459.)
8,9,10. A priest, a Levite and an Israelite of the
sons of Harim, who had married foreign wives. Ezr
11. Son of Jorim, in the genealogy of Christ. Lu
Eliezer in Easton's Bible Dictionary
God his help. (1.) "Of Damascus," the "steward" (R.V.,
"possessor") of Abraham's house (Gen. 15:2, 3). It
he who headed the embassy sent by Abraham to the old
home of his
family in Padan-aram to seek a wife for his son
account of this embassy is given at length in Gen.
(2.) The son of Becher, and grandson of Benjamin (1
(3.) One of the two sons of Moses, born during his
Midian (Ex. 18:4; 1 Chr. 23:15, 17). He remained
with his mother
and brother Gershom with Jethro when Moses returned
(Ex. 18:4). They were restored to Moses when Jethro
heard of his
departure out of Egypt.
(4.) One of the priests who blew the trumpet before
when it was brought to Jerusalem (1 Chr. 15:24).
(5.) Son of Zichri, and chief of the Reubenites
under David (1
(6.) A prophet in the time of Jehoshaphat (2 Chr.
Others of this name are mentioned Luke 3:29; Ezra
Eliezer in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("my God a help".)
1. Genesis 15:2, "the steward of Abram's house, E.
of Damascus," literally, "the son of the business," or
possession (i.e. heir) of my house. Entering Canaan by
Damascus, Abram took thence his chief retainer, and adopted
him in the absence of a son and heir. He was not "born in
Abram's house" as Genesis 15:3 of KJV represents in
contradiction to Genesis 15:2 (unless it was while Abram was
in Damascus); but, as Hebrew expresses, was "son of his
house," i.e. adopted as such, according to the paternal
relations then subsisting between patriarchs and their
Thus, he discharged with fidelity, prayerful trust
in Providence, and tact, the delicate commission of choosing
a wife from his master's connections for his master's son
Isaac. Justin (36:2) and Josephus (Ant. 1:7, sec. 2), from
Nicholaus of Damascus, assert that Abraham reigned in
Damascus. Eliezer's prayer, "O Lord God of my master
Abraham, I pray Thee send me good speed today, and show
kindness unto my master;" his looking for a providential
token to guide him; God's gracious answer in fact; and his
thanksgiving, "Blessed be the Lord God of my ... who has not
left destitute my master of His mercy and His truth, I being
in the way, the Lord led me:" are a sample of God's special
care for His people's temporal concerns, and of the way to
secure it (Genesis 24).
2. Moses and Zipporah's second son; so-called
"because, said Moses, the God of my father was my help ...
from the sword of Pharaoh" (Exodus 18:4; 1 Chronicles 23:15;
1 Chronicles 23:17). Remained with Jethro his grandfather
when Moses returned to Egypt. Zipporah after going part of
the way with him was sent back by Moses (Exodus 4:18; Exodus
4:24-26; Exodus 18:2, etc.). Jethro took Zipporah and
Gershom and Eliezer to Moses in the wilderness, upon hearing
of the Exodus. Had one son, Rehabiah, to whom were born very
many sons (1 Chronicles 23:17; 1 Chronicles 26:25-26).
Shelomith was his descendant. (See SHELOMITH.)
3. 1 Chronicles 7:8.
4. 1 Chronicles 15:24.
5. 1 Chronicles 27:16.
6. Dodavah's son, of Mareshah in Judah (2 Chronicles
20:35-37). Prophesied against Jehoshaphat that "the Lord had
broken (at Ezion Geber) his works" (i.e. his ships of
Tarshish designed to go to Ophir for gold) for joining
himself with Ahaziah king of Israel "who did very wickedly"
(1 Kings 22:49). On Ahaziah's proposing a second joint
expedition, Jehoshaphat taught by bitter experience (2
Corinthians 6:14-18; Revelation 18:4) refused. The names
suggest that possibly he was sprung from Eleazer son of Dodo
(2 Samuel 23:9), one of David's three mighties.
7. A "chief" and "man of understanding" whom Ezra
sent to Iddo at Casiphia in order to bring the Nethinim, as
minister for the house of God (Ezra 8:16).
8. Ezra 10:18; Ezra 10:23; Ezra 10:31.
9. Luke 3:29.
Eliezer in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Eliezer in Naves Topical Bible
1. Abraham's servant
Ge 15:2; 24
-2. Son of Becher
-3. Son of Moses
Ex 18:4; 1Ch 23:15,17
-4. A priest
-5. Son of Zichri
-6. A prophet
-7. Son of Jorim
-8. A Jewish exile
-9. A priest after the exile
-10. A Levite
-11. An Israelite after the exile
Eliezer in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
el-i-e'-zer, e-li-e'-zer ('eli`ezer; Eliezer, "God is
(1) The chief servant of Abram (Gen 15:2); the American
Standard Revised Version "Eliezer of Damascus," the English
Revised Version "Dammesek Eliezer." The Hebrew is peculiar:
literally, "And the son of the possession (mesheq) of my
house is Dammeseq (of) Eliezer." A possible but unlikely
meaning is that his property would become the possession of
Damascus, the city of Eliezer. Targum Syriac (Revised
Version margin) read "Eliezer the Damascene": this supposes
a reading, "Eliezer ha-dammasqi" or "mid-dammeseq." The text
may be corrupt: the assonance between mesheq and Dammeseq is
suspicious. Abram calls Eliezer "one born in my house" i.e.
a dependant, a member of his household, and so regards him
as his heir, Lot having gone from him (Gen 13). Eliezer is
probably the servant, "the eider of his house, that ruled
over all that he had," of Gen 24.
(2) The 2nd son of Moses and Zipporah, called thus for "the
God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the
sword of Pharaoh" (Ex 18:4; 1 Ch 23:15 ff).
(3) A son of Becher, one of the sons of Benjamin (1 Ch 7:8).
(4) A priest who assisted in bringing up the ark from the
house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (1 Ch 15:24).
(5) The son of Zichri, ruler over the Reubenites in the time
of David (1 Ch 27:16).
(6) The son of Dodavahu of Mareshah who prophesied the
destruction of the ships which Jehochaphat, king of Judah,
built, because he had done so in cooperation with Ahaziah,
king of Israel (2 Ch 20:35 ff).
(7) One of the messengers whom Ezra sent to Iddo, the chief
at Casiphia, with the request for ministers for the Temple
(Ezr 8:16 ff).
(8, 9, 10) A priest, a Levite, and one of the sons of Harim
who had married non-Israelitish women (Ezr 10:18,23,11).
(11) An ancestor of Jesus in the genealogy given by Luke (Lk
Eliezer in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: אֱלִיעֶזֶר, Modern Eliʿézer Tiberian ʾĔlîʿézer,
"Help/Court of my God") was the name of at least three
different individuals in the Bible. Eliezer was Moses and
Zipporah's second son. His name means "God is help" in Hebrew.
The verse in the Book of Exodus (18:4) states:
" The name of the (other) son was Eliezer, because 'My
father's God (Eli) was my helper (ezer), rescuing me from
Pharaoh's sword. "
Both Gershom and Eliezer were born during the time Moses had
taken refuge in Midian and had married Jethro's daughter
Eliezer Scripture - 1 Chronicles 7:8
And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and
Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and
Alameth. All these [are] the sons of Becher.
Eliezer Scripture - 2 Chronicles 20:37
Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against
Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with
Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were
broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
Eliezer Scripture - Ezra 8:16
Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for
Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and
for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib,
and for Elnathan, men of understanding.
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