Eliab
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Eliab

God is my father; God is the father

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Eliab

(God is my father).

  1. Son of Helon and leader of the tribe of Zebulun at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai. (Numbers 1:9; 2:7; 7:24,29; 10:16) (B.C. 1490.)
  2. A Reubenite, father of Dathan and Abiram. (Numbers 16:1,12; 26:8,9; 11:6)
  3. One of David's brothers, the eldest of the family. (1 Samuel 16:6; 17:13,28; 1 Chronicles 2:13) (B.C. 1063.)
  4. A Levite in the time of David, who was both a "porter" and a musician on the "psaltery." (1 Chronicles 15:18,20; 16:5)
  5. One of the warlike Gadite leaders who came over to David when he was in the wilderness taking refuge from Saul. (1 Chronicles 12:9) (B.C. 1061.)
  6. An ancestor of Samuel the prophet; a Kohathite Levite, son of Nahath. (1 Chronicles 6:27) (B.C. 1250).
  7. Son of Nathanael, one of the fore-fathers of Judith, and therefore belonging to the tribe of Simeon. Judith 8:1.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Eliab

The oldest brother of David, towards whom his conduct was passionate and jealous, thus confirming the judgment of Him who looks not on the appearance, but the heart, 1 Samuel 16:6,7; 17:28.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
To whom God is father.

(1.) A Reubenite, son of Pallu (Numbers 16:1, 12; 26:8, 9; Deuteronomy 11:6).

(2.) A son of Helon, and chief of the tribe of Zebulun at the time of the census in the wilderness (Numbers 1:9; 2:7).

(3.) The son of Jesse, and brother of David (1 Samuel 16:6). It was he who spoke contemptuously to David when he proposed to fight Goliath (1 Samuel 17:28).

(4.) One of the Gadite heroes who joined David in his stronghold in the wilderness (1 Chronicles 12:9).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELIAB

e-li'-ab ('eli'abh, "God is father"):

(1) Prince of the tribe of Zebulun in the Exodus (Numbers 1:9; Numbers 2:7; Numbers 7:24, 29; 10:16).

(2) A Reubenite, father of Dathan and Abiram (Numbers 16:11, 12; Numbers 26:8 Deuteronomy 11:6).

(3) Eldest son of Jesse and brother of David (1 Samuel 16:6), once called Elihu (1 Chronicles 27:18). He was of commanding appearance (1 Samuel 16:6) and when serving with Saul's army at the time when it was confronting the Philistines and Goliath, was inclined to lord it over his brother David (1 Samuel 17:28 f). His daughter Abihail became a Wife of Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:18).

(4) An Ephraimite, an ancestor of Samuel (1 Chronicles 6:27); called Eliel in 1 Chronicles 6:34, and Elihu in 1 Samuel 1:1.

(5) A Gadire warrior with David (1 Chronicles 12:9), one of 11 mighty men (1 Chronicles 12:8, 14).

(6) A Levite musician (1 Chronicles 15:18, 20; 1 Chronicles 16:5).

(7) An ancestor of Judith (APC Judith 8:1; compare APC Judith 9:2).

F. K. Farr

Strong's Hebrew
446. Eliab -- "God is father," the name of several Israelites
... 445, 446. Eliab. 447 . "God is father," the name of several Israelites.
Transliteration: Eliab Phonetic Spelling: (el-ee-awb') Short Definition: Eliab. ...
/hebrew/446.htm - 6k
Library

The Story of David, the Shepherd Boy
... closely. The oldest was named Eliab, and he was so tall and noble-looking that
Samuel thought: ... him?". David's brother Eliab said to him: ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of david the.htm

The First Kings.
... eight sons. Eliab, the eldest, like Saul, was fine-looking"tall, athletic,
and commanding in his personal appearance. Samuel thought ...
/.../headley/half hours in bible lands volume 2/the first kings.htm

The Story of David
... The first to come was Eliab, Jesse's eldest son, and when Samuel saw him he
felt sure that this was the man who was to be anointed king. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/steedman/david the shepherd boy/the story of david.htm

The Shepherd Boy of Bethlehem.
... Jesse was the grandson of Ruth and Boaz, and owned the fields, no doubt, where
Ruth gleaned. When Samuel saw Eliab, the son of Jesse, he said: ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xix the shepherd boy.htm

The Power of a Pebble.
... Then Eliab, David's eldest brother, spoke sternly to David asking him why he had
left his sheep to come down and see the battle, and called him naughty and ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xx the power of.htm

The Shepherd-King
... And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.6. And it
came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the shepherd-king.htm

How, Upon Saul's Transgression of the Prophet's Commands, Samuel ...
... So he made five others of his sons to come to him; of all of whom Eliab was the
eldest, Aminadab the second, Shammall the third, Nathaniel the fourth, Rael the ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 how upon sauls.htm

How the Philistines Made Another Expedition against the Hebrews ...
... abusing the army, and had indignation at it, and said to his brethren, "I am ready
to fight a single combat with this adversary." Whereupon Eliab, his eldest ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 how the philistines.htm

April the Twenty-Eighth Preparing for Great Encounters
... He had conquered his temper. Read Eliab's irritating taunt in the twenty-eighth
verse, and mark the fine self-possession of the young champion's reply! ...
/.../april the twenty-eighth preparing for.htm

The Royal Pair in their Glorious Chariot
... We, in our folly, would anoint Eliab or Abinadab, but God hath chosen David, the
shepherd's boy, and he will bring him forth and teach him how to hurl the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 8 1863/the royal pair in their.htm

Thesaurus
Eliab's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Eliab's (1 Occurrence). 1 Samuel 17:28 Eliab his
eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's...
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Eliab (20 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ELIAB. ... Multi-Version Concordance Eliab (20
Occurrences). Numbers 1:9 Of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon. ...
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Eli'ab (19 Occurrences)
Eli'ab. Eliab, Eli'ab. Eliab's . Multi-Version Concordance Eli'ab (19 Occurrences).
Numbers 1:9 Of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon. (See RSV). ...
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Helon (5 Occurrences)
... Strong, father of Eliab, who was "captain of the children of Zebulun" (Numbers
1:9; 2:7). Int. ... Numbers 1:9 Of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon. ...
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Dathan (8 Occurrences)
... Welled; belonging to a fountain, a son of Eliab, a Reubenite, who joined Korah
(qv) in his conspiracy, and with his accomplices was swallowed up by an ...
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Abiram (9 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Father of height; ie, "proud.". (1.) One of the sons of
Eliab, who joined Korah in the conspiracy against Moses and Aaron. ...
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Zeb'ulun (41 Occurrences)
... Numbers 1:9 Of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon. (See RSV). ... Numbers 7:24 On the third
day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun: (See RSV). ...
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Elihu (11 Occurrences)
... (2.) The son of Tohu, and grandfather of Elkanah (1 Samuel 1:1). He is called
also Eliel (1 Chronicles 6:34) and Eliab (6:27). ... See ELIAB. ...
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Zechari'ah (51 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 15:18 and with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah,
Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah ...
/z/zechari'ah.htm - 20k

Jehi'el (12 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 15:18 and with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah,
Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah ...
/j/jehi'el.htm - 9k

Concordance
Eliab (20 Occurrences)

Numbers 1:9
Of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 2:7
The tribe of Zebulun: and the prince of the children of Zebulun shall be Eliab the son of Helon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 7:24
On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 7:29
and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 10:16
Eliab the son of Helon was over the army of the tribe of the children of Zebulun.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 16:1
Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men :
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 16:12
Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, "We won't come up:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 26:8
The sons of Pallu: Eliab.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 26:9
The sons of Eliab: Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. These are that Dathan and Abiram, who were called of the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against Yahweh,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 11:6
and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 16:6
It happened, when they had come, that he looked at Eliab, and said, "Surely Yahweh's anointed is before him."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 17:13
The three eldest sons of Jesse had gone after Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 17:28
Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, "Why have you come down? With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride, and the naughtiness of your heart; for you have come down that you might see the battle."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:13
and Jesse became the father of his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimea the third,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:27
Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 12:9
Ezer the chief, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:18
and with them their brothers of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, the doorkeepers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:20
and Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with stringed instruments set to Alamoth;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, with stringed instruments and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 11:18
Rehoboam took him a wife, Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David, and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Eliab

Eliab: A Hero of the Tribe of Gad

Eliab: A Levite, a Porter and Musician

Eliab: A Reubenite, Progenitor of Dathan and Abiram

Eliab: Ancestor of Samuel

Eliab: Ancestor of Samuel: Also Called Elihu

Eliab: Ancestor of Samuel: And Eliel

Eliab: Son of Helon

Eliab: Son of Jesse and Eldest Brother of David

Eliab: Son of Jesse and Eldest Brother of David: A Prince in the Tribe of Judah

Sarcasm: Eliab to David

Related Terms

Eliab (20 Occurrences)

Eli'ab (19 Occurrences)

Helon (5 Occurrences)

Dathan (8 Occurrences)

Abiram (9 Occurrences)

Zeb'ulun (41 Occurrences)

Elihu (11 Occurrences)

Zechari'ah (51 Occurrences)

Jehi'el (12 Occurrences)

Jehiel (17 Occurrences)

Eli'ab's (1 Occurrence)

Eldest (17 Occurrences)

Abihail (6 Occurrences)

Abi'ram (8 Occurrences)

Shemi'ramoth (4 Occurrences)

Shemiramoth (4 Occurrences)

Zebulun (46 Occurrences)

Benai'ah (43 Occurrences)

Oldest (58 Occurrences)

Naughtiness (3 Occurrences)

Nemuel (3 Occurrences)

Unni (3 Occurrences)

O'bed-e'dom (14 Occurrences)

Je-i'el (11 Occurrences)

Jeiel (13 Occurrences)

Lyres (21 Occurrences)

Lutes (16 Occurrences)

Insolence (11 Occurrences)

David's (142 Occurrences)

Mattithiah (8 Occurrences)

Mightest (21 Occurrences)

Mattithi'ah (8 Occurrences)

Ma-asei'ah (23 Occurrences)

Maaseiah (25 Occurrences)

Psalteries (16 Occurrences)

Pallu (6 Occurrences)

Presumption (5 Occurrences)

Presumptuousness (1 Occurrence)

Corded (37 Occurrences)

Camest (27 Occurrences)

Conceited (14 Occurrences)

Abin'adab (10 Occurrences)

Stringed (34 Occurrences)

Benaiah (44 Occurrences)

Obededom (15 Occurrences)

Abinadab (12 Occurrences)

Obed-edom (16 Occurrences)

Burneth (67 Occurrences)

Leader (183 Occurrences)

Kindled (83 Occurrences)

Play (61 Occurrences)

Jesse (45 Occurrences)

Instruments (136 Occurrences)

Hither (84 Occurrences)

Pride (277 Occurrences)

Harps (27 Occurrences)

Yearling (48 Occurrences)

Tribe (250 Occurrences)

Virgins (33 Occurrences)

Korah's (4 Occurrences)

Nem'uel (3 Occurrences)

Uzziel (17 Occurrences)

Obadi'ah (16 Occurrences)

Jaaziel (1 Occurrence)

Ja-a'ziel (1 Occurrence)

Jeroham (11 Occurrences)

Jesse's (4 Occurrences)

Jerimoth (10 Occurrences)

Jero'ham (10 Occurrences)

Jeheil (1 Occurrence)

Jer'imoth (6 Occurrences)

Loudly (31 Occurrences)

Loud-sounding (8 Occurrences)

Gatekeepers (38 Occurrences)

Izhar (10 Occurrences)

Insolent (16 Occurrences)

Famous (20 Occurrences)

Tuned (3 Occurrences)

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