International Standard Bible EncyclopediaELUZAI
e-lu'-za-i ('el`uzai, "God is my strength"; compare UZZIEL):
WISDOM OF GOD
(sophia): Luke 11:49 reads: "Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and some of them they shall kill and persecute." The patristic and many later commentators, on the basis of the parallel in Matthew 23:34, took "wisdom of God" here to be a self-designation of Christ-an interpretation, however, that is obviously impossible. Somewhat similar is the view (Meyer) that treats the words as a Lukan designation of Christ, with the assumption that Luke here reintroduces Christ as the speaker in order to give solemnity to the judgment pronounced. But this is incredibly awkward and has no parallel in the Lukan use for even more solemn passages. Much simpler is the interpretation (Hofmann, B. Weiss, Plummer) that regards Christ as announcing here a decree formed by God in the past. But it is the behavior of the present generation that is in point (compare Luke 13:8, 9; Luke 20:13; altogether different is Luke 10:21). And the circumstantial wording of what follows is inappropriate for such a decree, is without parallel in Christ's teaching, and implies rather a written source. In the Old Testament, however, no passage exists that resembles this (Proverbs 1:20-31 (so Godet) is quite out of the question). So many exegetes (Holtzmann, J. Weiss, Loisy, Harnack) find here a quotation from some lost source that our Lord approved and that was familiar to His hearers. This is certainly the most natural explanation. Nor can it be said to be impossible that Christ recognized genuine prophetic inspiration in some writing that was meant to have transitory value only and not to be preserved for future generations. Perhaps this bore the title "Wisdom of God" or represented "Wisdom" as speaking, as in Proverbs 1:22-33.
ANGEL OF GOD
GOD, CHILDREN OF
See CHILDREN OF GOD.
GOD, THE FATHER
See FATHER, GOD THE.
GOD, THE UNKNOWN
See UNKNOWN GOD.
IMAGE OF GOD
See GOD, IMAGE OF.
NAMES OF GOD
See GOD, NAMES OF.
Strong's Hebrew498. Eluzay -- "God is my strength," one of David's heroes
... 497, 498. Eluzay. 499 . "God is my strength," one of David's heroes.
Transliteration: Eluzay Phonetic Spelling: (el-oo-zah'ee) Short Definition: Eluzai. ... ...
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Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryEluzai
Smith's Bible DictionaryEluzai
(God is my praise), one of the warriors of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag. (1 Chronicles 12:5) (B.C. 1054.)
ThesaurusEluzai (1 Occurrence)
...ELUZAI. e-lu'-za-i ('el`uzai, "God is my strength"; compare UZZIEL): One of David's
heroes (1 Chronicles 12:5). ... Multi-Version Concordance Eluzai (1 Occurrence). ...
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Elu'zai (1 Occurrence)
Jerimoth (10 Occurrences)
Jer'imoth (6 Occurrences)
Elul (1 Occurrence)
Beali'ah (1 Occurrence)
Bealiah (1 Occurrence)
Shephati'ah (12 Occurrences)
Shemariah (5 Occurrences)
Shephatiah (13 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceEluzai (1 Occurrence)
1 Chronicles 12:5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite,
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