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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

favored of God; love of God

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(favored of God) and Medad (love), two of the seventy elders to whom was communicated the prophetic power of Moses. (Numbers 11:16,26) (B.C. 1490.) Although their names were upon the last which Moses had drawn up, (Numbers 11:26) they did not repair with the rest of their brethren to the tabernacle, but continued to prophesy in the camp. moses, being requested by Joshua to forbid this, refused to do so, and expressed a wish that the gift of prophecy might be diffused throughout the people.

ATS Bible Dictionary

And MEDAD, Two of the seventy elders appointed to aid Moses in governing the people. The spirit of prophecy coming upon them, they prophesied in the camp at a distance from Moses. Joshua censured them for this as an irregularity, but they were nobly vindicated by Moses, Numbers 11:24-29.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Whom God has loved, one of the seventy elders whom Moses appointed (Numbers 11:26, 27) to administer justice among the people. He, with Medad, prophesied in the camp instead of going with the rest to the tabernacle, as Moses had commanded. This incident was announced to Moses by Joshua, who thought their conduct in this respect irregular. Moses replied, "Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the Lord's people were prophets" (Numbers 11:24-30; Comp. Mark 9:38; Luke 9:49).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

el'-dad ('eldadh, "God has loved"):

One of the 70 elders chosen by Moses at the command of Yahweh to share "the burden of the people" (Numbers 11:16-25). Eldad and his companion Medad were not present with the rest at the tent of meeting, yet the Spirit rested also upon them and they prophesied in the camp (Numbers 11:26-29).


el'-dad, mo'-dad:

In the Septuagint they are called Eldad and Modad. In the King James Version the names are given as Eldad and Medad; meaning "God has loved" ("God loves") and "object of love" (?).

They were two of the seventy elders chosen by Moses (Numbers 11:26), and while the others obeyed the summons and went to the tabernacle, these two remained in the camp and prophesied (Numbers 11:26). The nature of their prophecy is not recorded, and this naturally became a good subject for the play of the imagination. It furnished the basis for a lost work which was quoted by Hermas (Vis 2 3): "The Lord is near to them who return unto him, as it is written in Eldad and Modad, who prophesied to the people in the wilderness." The Palestine Targums also filled in the subject of the prophecy of Eldad and Modad, and, as they have it, it related to the coming of Gog and Magog against Israel at the end of the days. One of the Targums has the expression, "The Lord is near to them that are in the hour of tribulation." The authors of the Targums were either dependent upon that work or upon a similar tradition; and the former of these views is the more probable. Lightfoot and Holtzman think the lengthy quotation in 1 Clem 23 and 2 Clem 11 is from the Book of Eldad and Modad. The work is found in the Stichometry of Nicephorus and consists of 400 stichoi, which would make it about twice the length of the Cant.

A. W. Fortune



Strong's Hebrew
419. Eldad -- "God has loved," an Israelite name
... Eldad. 420 . "God has loved," an Israelite name. Transliteration: Eldad Phonetic
Spelling: (el-dad') Short Definition: Eldad. ... name NASB Word Usage Eldad (2). ...
/hebrew/419.htm - 6k

449. Elidad -- "God has loved," an Israelite name
... Word Origin from the same as Eldad Definition "God has loved," an Isr. ... Elidad. From
the same as 'Eldad; God of (his) love; Elidad, an Israelite -- Elidad. ...
/hebrew/449.htm - 6k


Eldad and Medad
is known of these two men beyond the incident recorded ...
/.../milligan/men of the bible some lesser-known/eldad and medad.htm

Vision Second. Again, of his Neglect in Chastising his Talkative ...
... The Lord is near to them who return unto Him, as it is written in Eldad and Modat,
[75] who prophesied to the people in the wilderness.". Chap. IV. ...
/.../pastor/the pastor books first second third/vision second again of his.htm

Why Has Only one Apocalypse Been Able to Keep Its Place in the New ...
... and Enoch are quoted as authoritative in post-Apostolic literature from the Epistle
of Jude onward: Hermas quotes no work except a prophecy of Eldad and Modad ...
/.../harnack/the origin of the new testament/ 4 why has only.htm

Horasis B'
... Maximo; arnesai. Engus kurios tois epistrephomenois, hos gegraptai en to Eldad
kai Modat, tois propheteusasin en te eremo to lao. IV. 1 ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lake/the apostolic fathers/horasis b.htm

Books Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge;
... portrait 1 8 Defoe on the Plague (Abridgment of), with Evelyn's Account of the Fire
of London 1 8 Donne (Dr. John), Life of, with cuts 0 4 Eldad the Pilgrim. ...
/.../murray/kalli the esquimaux christian /books printed for the society.htm

Thou who Answerest to the Name of Abraham, in that Thou Art Made ...
... to cease. In Eldad and Medad he made known, that his good will was altogether
this that all the people should prophesy. R., Blessed ...
/.../hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn xix thou who answerest.htm

That the Word "In," in as Many Senses as it Bears, is Understood ...
... An instance of this is seen in Saul, [1235] and the seventy elders of the children
of Israel, except Eldad and Medad, with whom alone the Spirit appears to ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/chapter xxvi that the word.htm

October 26 Evening
... But he . . . rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. And Joshua the son of Nun . . . ...
/.../anonymous/daily light on the daily path/october 26 evening.htm

An Anonymous Sermon, Commonly Called Clement's Second Letter to ...
... comes from Rome. One is the curious use of a lost apocalypse (possibly
that of Eldad and Modat, mentioned in Hermas, Vis. II.3:4 ...
/.../richardson/early christian fathers/an anonymous sermon commonly called.htm

On the Article, and in one Holy Ghost, the Comforter, which Spake ...
... Now there were present sixty and eight, and they prophesied; but Eldad and Modad
were not present: therefore that it might be shewn that it was not Moses who ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/lecture xvi on the article.htm

Eldad (2 Occurrences)
... Mark 9:38; Luke 9:49). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ELDAD. ...ELDAD AND MODAD,
BOOK OF. el'-dad, mo'-dad: In the Septuagint they are called Eldad and Modad. ...
/e/eldad.htm - 10k

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ELDAD AND MODAD, BOOK OF. el'-dad,
mo'-dad: In the Septuagint they are called Eldad and Modad. In ...
/m/modad.htm - 8k

Medad (2 Occurrences)
... Love, one of the elders nominated to assist Moses in the government of the people.
He and Eldad "prophesied in the camp" (Numbers 11:24-29). Int. ...
/m/medad.htm - 8k

Tent-circle (45 Occurrences)
... Numbers 11:26 But two men were still in the tent-circle one of them named Eldad
and the other Medad: and the spirit came to rest on them; they were among those ...
/t/tent-circle.htm - 20k

Prophesy (96 Occurrences)
... Numbers 11:26 And two of the men are left in the camp, the name of the one 'is'
Eldad, and the name of the second Medad, and the spirit resteth upon them, (and ...
/p/prophesy.htm - 38k

Runneth (36 Occurrences)
... Numbers 11:27 and the young man runneth, and declareth to Moses, and saith,
'Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.' (YLT). ...
/r/runneth.htm - 16k

Registered (21 Occurrences)
... The name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested
on them; and they were of those who were written, but had not gone out to the ...
/r/registered.htm - 13k

Recorded (141 Occurrences)
... Numbers 11:26 But there remained two men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad,
and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested upon them; and they ...
/r/recorded.htm - 39k

Resteth (18 Occurrences)
... Numbers 11:26 And two of the men are left in the camp, the name of the one 'is'
Eldad, and the name of the second Medad, and the spirit resteth upon them, (and ...
/r/resteth.htm - 11k

Elidad (1 Occurrence)
... ELIDAD. e-li'-dad ('elidhadh, "God has loved"): Prince of Benjamin in the division
of the land (Numbers 34:21); perhaps the same as ELDAD (which see). ...
/e/elidad.htm - 7k

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