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Bible Names A-G: Elkanah


Elkanah in Easton's Bible Dictionary God-created. (1.) The second son of Korah (Ex. 6:24), or, according to 1 Chr. 6:22, 23, more correctly his grandson. (2.) Another Levite of the line of Heman the singer, although he does not seem to have performed any of the usual Levitical offices. He was father of Samuel the prophet (1 Chr. 6:27, 34). He was "an Ephrathite" (1 Sam. 1:1, 4, 8), but lived at Ramah, a man of wealth and high position. He had two wives, Hannah, who was the mother of Samuel, and Peninnah.

Elkanah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. Son of Korah, son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi (Exodus 6:24); compare 1 Chronicles 6:22-23, where an Elkanah is mentioned, grandson of Korah. "The children of Korah died not" when he was consumed (Numbers 26:11). 2. A descendant of the previous Elkanah, in the line of Ahimoth or Mahath (1 Chronicles 6:26; 1 Chronicles 6:35). 3. Another Kohathite in Heman's line, father of Samuel by Hannah (1 Chronicles 6:27; 1 Chronicles 6:34; 1 Chronicles 6:1 Samuel 1-2). Lived at Ramathaim Zophim, or Ramah, in mount Ephraim. Piously repaired yearly to Shiloh to sacrifice at the tabernacle. His costly offering of three bullocks at Samuel's dedication, and the "portions" of offerings which he gave to his family, indicate wealth. David first established the Levitical and priestly courses in the temple; hence Elkanah does not appear to have performed any sacred function as a Levite. 4. A Levite (1 Chronicles 9:16). 5. A Korhite who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:6, compare 1 Chronicles 15:23). 6. King Ahaz' officer next to himself, slain by Zichri, a mighty Ephraimite, at Pekah's invasion (2 Chronicles 28:7).

Elkanah in Hitchcock's Bible Names God the zealous; the zeal of God

Elkanah in Naves Topical Bible 1. Grandson of Korah Ex 6:24; 1Ch 6:23 -2. Father of Samuel; a descendant of the preceding 1Sa 1:1,4,8,19,21,23; 2:11,20; 1Ch 6:27,34 -3. A Levite 1Ch 6:25,36 -4. Possibly identical with number three above 1Ch 6:26,35 -5. A Levite 1Ch 9:16 -6. A Levite who joined David at Ziklag 1Ch 12:6 -7. A doorkeeper for the ark, perhaps identical with number six above 1Ch 15:23 -8. A prince of Ahaz 2Ch 28:7

Elkanah in Smiths Bible Dictionary (God-provided). 1. Son, or rather grandson, see 1Ch 6:22,23 ( 1Chr 6:7,8 ) of Korah, according to Ex 6:24 2. A descendant of the above in the line of Ahimoth, otherwise Mahath, (1Chr 6;26,35; Hebr 11:20 3. Another Kohathite Levite, father of Samuel the illustrious judge and prophet. 1Ch 6:27,34 (B.C. about 1190.) All that is known of him is contained in the above notices and in 1Sa 1:1,4,8,19,21,23 and 1Sam 2:11,20 4. A Levite. 1Ch 9:16 5. A Korhite who joined David while he was at Ziklag. 1Ch 12:6 (B.C. 1054.) 6. An officer in the household of Ahaz king of Judah, who was slain by Zichri the Ephraimite when Pekah invaded Judah. 2Ch 28:7 (B.C. 739.)

Elkanah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE el-ka'-na ('elqanah, "God has possessed"): (1) An Ephraimite, the father of Samuel (1 Sam 1:1-28; 2:11- 20). Of his two wives, Hannah, the childless, was best beloved. At Shiloh she received through Eli the promise of a son. Elkanah, with Hannah, took the young Samuel to Shiloh when he was weaned, and left him with EIi as their offering to Yahweh. They were blessed with three other sons and two daughters. (2) The second son of Korah (Ex 6:24), who escaped the fate of Korah, Dathan and Abiram (Nu 26:11). (3) One "next to the king" in Jerusalem in the time of Ahaz; slain by one Zichri of Ephraim in war with Pekah (2 Ch 28:7). (4) One of the Korahites among David's "mighty men" (1 Ch 12:1,6). (5) A Levite, possibly the same as (2) above (1 Ch 6:23,15,36). (6) Another Levite of the same line (1 Ch 6:26,35). (7) Another Levite, ancestor of Berechiah (1 Ch 9:16). (8) Another Levite (if not the same as (4) above), one of the "doorkeepers for the ark" (1 Ch 15:23). F. K. Farr

Elkanah in Wikipedia (Hebrew:אֱלְקָנָה) is a Hebrew name meaning "God has purchased". There are several persons in the Bible called Elkanah: Elkanah (husband of Hannah), father of Samuel. A Levite, ancestor of a certain Berechiah. (1 Chronicles 9: 16) A Levite, son of the rebellious Korah and brother of Abiasaph. (Exodus 6: 24) A Levite, descendant of Korah, who "came to David at Ziklag while he was still under restrictions because of Saul." (1 Chronicles chapter 12) A Levite, descendant from Korah through Abiasaph, mentioned as the great grandfather of the next. (1 Chronicles chapter 6) A Levite, mentioned as the great great great grandfather of Elkanah, Samuel's father. One of the gatekeepers of the Ark of the Covenant, when David transferred it to Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles chapter 15) An official in king Ahaz' court. (2 Chronicles chapter 28)

Elkanah Scripture - 1 Samuel 1:19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.

Elkanah Scripture - 1 Samuel 1:23 And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORD establish his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she weaned him.

Elkanah Scripture - 1 Samuel 2:20 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home.

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