Elhanan
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Elhanan

grace, or gift, or mercy of God

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Elhanan

(the grace of God).

  1. A distinguished warrior in the time of King David, who performed a memorable exploit against the Philistines. (2 Samuel 21:19; 1 Chronicles 20:5) (B.C. about 1020.)
  2. One of "the thirty" of David's guard, and named first on the list. (2 Samuel 23:24; 1 Chronicles 11:26)
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Whom God has graciously bestowed.

(1.) A warrior of the time of David famed for his exploits. In the Authorized Version (2 Samuel 21:19) it is recorded that "Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath." The Revised Version here rightly omits the words "the brother of." They were introduced in the Authorized Version to bring this passage into agreement with 1 Chronicles 20:5, where it is said that he "slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath." Goliath the Gittite was killed by David (1 Samuel 17). The exploit of Elhanan took place late in David's reign.

(2.) The son of Dodo, and one of David's warriors (2 Samuel 23:24).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELHANAN

el-ha'-nan ('elchanan, "whom God gave"):

(1) A great warrior in the army of David who slew a Philistine giant. There is a discrepancy between 2 Samuel 21:19 and 1 Chronicles 20:5. In the former passage we read, "And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan, the son of Jaare-oregim the Beth-lehemite, slew Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam"; while in the latter we are told, "And there was again war with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam." Most modern critics prefer as the original text of the latter part of the two discrepant statements the following: "and Elhanan the son of Jair the Beth-lehemite slew Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam." It is contended that the Chronicler slightly modified the text before him, in order to bring it into harmony with 1 Samuel 17, where David is said to have slain a Philistine giant Goliath. There is almost unanimous agreement that "Jaare-oregim" is a corrupt reading, and the "Jair" in 1 Chronicles is to be preferred. From Jerome to the present some scholars identify Elhanan with David, and thus remove the discrepancy. Ewald (Hist, III, 70) argued that the name "Goliath" was inserted in 1 Samuel 17 and 21 by the narrators whose compositions are embodied in Samuel, Elhanan being the real victor over Goliath, while David's antagonist was simply called "the Philistine."

(2) The son of Dodo of Bethlehem, one of David's mighty men (2 Samuel 23:24 1 Chronicles 11:26). Some moderns think that there was only one Elhanan, and that he was the son of Dodo of the clan of Jair.

John Richard Sampey

Strong's Hebrew
3296. Yaare Oregim -- father of Elhanan
... 3295, 3296. Yaare Oregim. 3297 . father of Elhanan. Transliteration: Yaare
Oregim Phonetic Spelling: (yah-ar-ay' o-reg-eem') Short Definition: Jaare-oregim ...
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445. Elchanan -- "God has been gracious," two of David's leaders
... Elchanan. 446 . "God has been gracious," two of David's leaders. Transliteration:
Elchanan Phonetic Spelling: (el-khaw-nawn') Short Definition: Elhanan. ...
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Library

Elhanan Winchester.
... VOLUME. Elhanan Winchester. A ... REV. ELHANAN WINCHESTER, erected this Monumental
Stone. He died April 18th, 1797, aged 46 years. Twas ...
//christianbookshelf.org/hayward/the book of religions/elhanan winchester.htm

Chronicles
... In 2 Samuel 21:19 Elhanan is the hero who slays Goliath; the Chronicler sees that
this conflicts with the romantic story of David (1 Samuel 17. ...
/.../mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/chronicles.htm

History.
... Mr. Murray labored almost alone until 1780, when Rev. Elhanan Winchester, a popular
Baptist preacher, embraced Universalism, though on different principles. ...
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Samuel
... Again, there is no reason to doubt the statement in the apparently ancient record
of the deeds of David's heroes, that Elhanan slew Goliath of Gath, 2 Samuel 21 ...
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The Book of Religions
... John Locke. Joseph Addison. Isaac Watts. Philip Doddridge. John Murray. Elhanan
Winchester. Saint Genevieve. Gilbert Burnet. THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS. FOOTNOTES. ...
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Restorationists.
... America about the middle of the eighteenth century, though it was not propagated
much till about 1775 or 1780, when John Murray and Elhanan Winchester became ...
//christianbookshelf.org/hayward/the book of religions/restorationists.htm

Index.
... Wickliffites, 245. Wilhelminians, 247. Wilkinsonians, 167. Williams, Roger, 386.
Winchester, Elhanan, 425. Worshippers of the Devil, 285. Xavier, Francis, 161, ...
//christianbookshelf.org/hayward/the book of religions/index 2.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Index.
... Williams, Roger, 100, 106, 150. Williams College, 248. Wilson, Henry, 273, 274,
281. Winchester, Elhanan, 226. Wingfield, Governor, 39. Winthrop, John, 49, 98. ...
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Reconstruction.
... In 1785 Elhanan Winchester, a thoroughly Calvinistic Baptist minister in Philadelphia,
led forth his excommunicated brethren, one hundred strong, and organized ...
/.../bacon/a history of american christianity/chapter xiii reconstruction.htm

Thesaurus
Elhanan (4 Occurrences)
... In the Authorized Version (2 Samuel 21:19) it is recorded that "Elhanan the son
of Jaare-oregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath." The Revised ...
/e/elhanan.htm - 10k

Jaareoregim (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Forests of the weavers, a Bethlehemite (2 Samuel
21:19), and the father of Elhanan, who slew Goliath. ...
/j/jaareoregim.htm - 8k

Jaare-oregim (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Forests of the weavers, a Bethlehemite (2 Samuel
21:19), and the father of Elhanan, who slew Goliath. ...
/j/jaare-oregim.htm - 8k

Goliath (6 Occurrences)
... (2.) In 2 Samuel 21:19 there is another giant of the same name mentioned as slain
by Elhanan. ... He was slain by Elhanan, one of David's mighty men. ...
/g/goliath.htm - 12k

Elha'nan (3 Occurrences)
Elha'nan. Elhanan, Elha'nan. Eli . ... (See RSV). 2 Samuel 23:24 Asahel the brother
of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem; (See RSV ...
/e/elha'nan.htm - 7k

Dodo (5 Occurrences)
... He was the same with Dodai mentioned in 1 Chronicles 27:4. (3.) A Bethlehemite,
and father of Elhanan, who was one of David's thirty heroes (2 Samuel 23:24). ...
/d/dodo.htm - 9k

Jair (14 Occurrences)
... (3.) A Benjamite, the father of Mordecai, Esther's uncle (Esther 2:5). (4.) The
father of Elhanan, who slew Lahmi, the brother of Goliath (1 Chronicles 20:5). ...
/j/jair.htm - 14k

Gittite (10 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 21:19 There was again war with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan the
son of Jaareoregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite's brother, the ...
/g/gittite.htm - 10k

Weaver's (5 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 21:19 There was again war with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan the
son of Jaareoregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite's brother, the ...
/w/weaver's.htm - 8k

Dodai (4 Occurrences)
... Samuel 23:9 1 Chronicles 11:12) himself the commander of one of the divisions of
the army (1 Chronicles 27:4). (3) The Bethlehemite, father of Elhanan, one of ...
/d/dodai.htm - 8k

Concordance
Elhanan (4 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 21:19
There was again war with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite's brother, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 23:24
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 11:26
Also the mighty men of the armies: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 20:5
There was again war with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Elhanan

Elhanan: A Distinguished Warrior in the Time of David, Who Killed Lahmi, the Brother of Goliath, the Gittite

Elhanan: Compare

Elhanan: Son of Dodo, One of David's Heroes

Related Terms

Jaareoregim (1 Occurrence)

Jaare-oregim (1 Occurrence)

Goliath (6 Occurrences)

Elha'nan (3 Occurrences)

Dodo (5 Occurrences)

Jair (14 Occurrences)

Gittite (10 Occurrences)

Weaver's (5 Occurrences)

Dodai (4 Occurrences)

Bethlehemite (4 Occurrences)

Beth-lehemite (4 Occurrences)

As'ahel (17 Occurrences)

Shaft (13 Occurrences)

Asahel (17 Occurrences)

Lahmi (1 Occurrence)

Eleventh (19 Occurrences)

Beth-lehem (49 Occurrences)

Spear (55 Occurrences)

Bethlehem (49 Occurrences)

Staff (91 Occurrences)

Ja'areor'egim (1 Occurrence)

Gittite's (1 Occurrence)

Gob (3 Occurrences)

Weavers (4 Occurrences)

Rod (138 Occurrences)

Cloth-worker's (4 Occurrences)

Stem (18 Occurrences)

Beam (17 Occurrences)

Valour (66 Occurrences)

Valiant (66 Occurrences)

Forces (123 Occurrences)

Jo'ab (120 Occurrences)

Armies (361 Occurrences)

Smiteth (156 Occurrences)

Slew (206 Occurrences)

Joab (128 Occurrences)

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