Eliezer
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Eliezer

help, or court, of my God

ATS Bible Dictionary
Eliezer

1. Of Damascus, the lawful heir of Abraham, should he die childless, Genesis 15:2. He is generally assumed to be the "eldest servant," who was sent, sixty-five years afterwards, to obtain a wife for Isaac, Genesis 24:1-67. But as the name of the latter is not given; as Abraham had near relatives, Lot and others; and as there is no evidence that he ever lived in Damascus, some think Eliezer must have been a near relative of Abraham residing at Damascus; and that "steward of my house" and "born in my house"-literally son of my house, Genesis 15:2,3-mean the same thing, the lawful family heir.

2. Several others of this name are mentioned, Exodus 18:4 1 Chronicles 15:24 27:16 2 Chronicles 20:37 Luke 3:29.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
God his help.

(1.) "Of Damascus," the "steward" (R.V., "possessor") of Abraham's house (Genesis 15:2, 3). It was probably he who headed the embassy sent by Abraham to the old home of his family in Padan-aram to seek a wife for his son Isaac. The account of this embassy is given at length in Genesis 24.

(2.) The son of Becher, and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8).

(3.) One of the two sons of Moses, born during his sojourn in Midian (Exodus 18:4; 1 Chronicles 23:15, 17). He remained with his mother and brother Gershom with Jethro when Moses returned to Egypt. (Exodus 18:4). They were restored to Moses when Jethro heard of his departure out of Egypt.

(4.) One of the priests who blew the trumpet before the ark when it was brought to Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 15:24).

(5.) Son of Zichri, and chief of the Reubenites under David (1 Chronicles 27:16).

(6.) A prophet in the time of Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20:37). Others of this name are mentioned Luke 3:29; Ezra 8:16; 10:18, 23, 31.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAMMESEK ELIEZER

(Genesis 15:2 the English Revised Version). See ELIEZER (1).

ELIEZER

el-i-e'-zer, e-li-e'-zer ('eli`ezer; Eliezer, "God is help"):

(1) The chief servant of Abram (Genesis 15:2); the American Standard Revised Version "Eliezer of Damascus," the English Revised Version "Dammesek Eliezer." The Hebrew is peculiar: literally, "And the son of the possession (mesheq) of my house is Dammeseq (of) Eliezer." A possible but unlikely meaning is that his property would become the possession of Damascus, the city of Eliezer. Targum Syriac (Revised Version margin) read "Eliezer the Damascene": this supposes a reading, "Eliezer ha-dammasqi" or "mid-dammeseq." The text may be corrupt: the assonance between mesheq and Dammeseq is suspicious. Abram calls Eliezer "one born in my house" i.e. a dependant, a member of his household, and so regards him as his heir, Lot having gone from him (Genesis 13). Eliezer is probably the servant, "the eider of his house, that ruled over all that he had," of Genesis 24.

(2) The 2nd son of Moses and Zipporah, called thus for "the God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh" (Exodus 18:4 1 Chronicles 23:15).

(3) A son of Becher, one of the sons of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8).

(4) A priest who assisted in bringing up the ark from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 15:24).

(5) The son of Zichri, ruler over the Reubenites in the time of David (1 Chronicles 27:16).

(6) The son of Dodavahu of Mareshah who prophesied the destruction of the ships which Jehochaphat, king of Judah, built, because he had done so in cooperation with Ahaziah, king of Israel (2 Chronicles 20:35).

(7) One of the messengers whom Ezra sent to Iddo, the chief at Casiphia, with the request for ministers for the Temple (Ezra 8:16).

(8, 9, 10) A priest, a Levite, and one of the sons of Harim who had married non-Israelitish women (Ezra 10:18, 23, 11).

(11) An ancestor of Jesus in the genealogy given by Luke (Luke 3:29).

S. F. Hunter

Greek
1663. Eliezer -- Eliezer, an Israelite
... 1662, 1663. Eliezer. 1664 . Eliezer, an Israelite. Part of Speech:
Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Eliezer Phonetic ...
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2976. Lazaros -- Lazarus, the name of two Israelites
... two Israelites. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Lazaros Phonetic
Spelling: (lad'-zar-os) Short Definition: Lazarus, Eliezer Definition: Lazarus ...
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2500. Ioses -- Joses, an Israelite name
... Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Ioses Phonetic Spelling: (ee-o-sace') Short
Definition: Joses Definition: (Hebrew), Joses (a) son of Eliezer, (b) son ...
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2424. Iesous -- Jesus or Joshua, the name of the Messiah, also ...
... Iesous Phonetic Spelling: (ee-ay-sooce') Short Definition: Jesus Definition: Jesus;
the Greek form of Joshua; Jesus, son of Eliezer; Jesus, surnamed Justus. ...
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2499. Iose -- Jose.
... of Joses Definition: (Hebrew), gen. case of Joses (a) son of Eliezer, (b) son of
Mary, brother of Jesus, (c) surnamed Barnabas (also called Joseph). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
461. Eliezer -- "God is help," the name of several Israelites ...
... 460, 461. Eliezer. 462 . ... Word Origin from el and ezer Definition "God is help,"
the name of several Isr., also of a Damascene NASB Word Usage Eliezer (14). ...
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Library

Gershom and Eliezer
... THE BOOK OF EXODUS GERSHOM AND ELIEZER. 'The name of the one [of Moses' sons] was
Gershom ... and the name of the other was Eliezer....'Exodus 18:3, 4. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/gershom and eliezer.htm

How Servile Fear Remains Together with Holy Love.
... Our great father Abraham sent his servant Eliezer to choose a wife for his only
son Isaac: Eliezer went, and by Divine inspiration made choice of the fair and ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xvii how servile fear.htm

Appendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
... [78] These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. ... Gemara"Fol.3 a. To the end
of the night watch."How does Rabbi Eliezer mean this? ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/appendix 2 extracts from the.htm

Chapter xv
... 2, 3. And Abram said: Lord Yahweh, what couldest Thou give me, seeing I am going
on childless, and the prospective heir of my house is the Damascene, Eliezer? ...
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Lydda
... with him. R. Illai, and R. Eliezer; and others, who are vulgarly called
the Southern, in the sense we produced before. Concerning R ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 16 lydda.htm

How we are to Conform Ourselves to God's Will Signified unto us by ...
... O Lord, said the faithful Eliezer, the God of my master, Abraham, meet me
to-day, I beseech thee, and shew kindness to my master, Abraham! ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter x how we are.htm

Although the Jews, Then, Pride Themselves on Circumcision, they ...
... This may be said to appear from what is written in the book of Exodus, where the
angel before the circumcision of Eliezer [4234] was able to work against [4235 ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xlviii although the jews.htm

Chapter xxiv
... It seems very strange that the account does not identify this servant. It may have
been Eliezer of whom we last heard about sixty years ago (Genesis 15:12). ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxiv.htm

Whether Divination by Auguries, Omens, and by Like Observations of ...
... Yet Gedeon made use of an omen, when he listened to the relation and interpreting
of a dream (Judges 7:15): and Eliezer, Abraham's servant, acted in like ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether divination by auguries omens.htm

Appendix 1 Massecheth Middoth
... voice) in the court?" "It is the noise of a Levite who is beaten, and his clothes
are set on fire, because he slept upon his watch." Rabbi Eliezer, the son of ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/appendix 1 massecheth middoth.htm

Thesaurus
Eliezer (14 Occurrences)
... 23, 31. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DAMMESEK ELIEZER. (Genesis 15:2 the
English Revised Version). See ELIEZER (1). ELIEZER. el-ie ...
/e/eliezer.htm - 15k

Elie'zer (14 Occurrences)
Elie'zer. Eliezer, Elie'zer. Elihaba . ... Luke 3:29 the 'son' of Jose, the 'son'
of Eliezer, the 'son' of Jorim, the 'son' of Matthat, (See RSV). ...
/e/elie'zer.htm - 10k

Rehabiah (3 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Enlargement of the Lord, the son of Eliezer, and grandson
of Moses (1 Chronicles 23:17; 24:21). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
/r/rehabiah.htm - 8k

Zichri (12 Occurrences)
... Codex Alexandrinus has Zechri = Zichri, but the Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus other
names; see ZABDI, (4); (c) a descendant of Eliezer (1 Chronicles 26:25). ...
/z/zichri.htm - 12k

Rehabi'ah (3 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 23:17 And the sons of Eliezer were: Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer
had no other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many. (See RSV). ...
/r/rehabi'ah.htm - 7k

Zicri (11 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 26:25 And his brethren by Eliezer: Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his
son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son. (See NIV). ...
/z/zicri.htm - 9k

Jarib (3 Occurrences)
... Ezra 8:16 Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and
for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for ...
/j/jarib.htm - 8k

Jeshaiah (7 Occurrences)
... Deliverance of Jehovah. (1.) A Kohathite Levite, the father of Joram, of the family
of Eliezer (1 Chronicles 26:25); called also Isshiah (24:21). ...
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Dodavahu (1 Occurrence)
... do-dav'-a-hu (dodhawahu, "loved of God"; the King James Version Dodavah): Father
of Eliezer of Mareshah, a prophet in the days of Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20 ...
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Mareshah (8 Occurrences)
... at Mareshah, Asa overwhelmed Zerah the Ethiopian and his army, pursuing them as
far as Gezer (2 Chronicles 14:9). From Mareshah came Eliezer the prophet who ...
/m/mareshah.htm - 11k

Concordance
Eliezer (14 Occurrences)

Luke 3:29
the son of Jose, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 15:2
Abram said, "Lord Yahweh, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and he who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 18:4
The name of the other was Eliezer, for he said, "My father's God was my help and delivered me from Pharaoh's sword."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 7:8
The sons of Becher: Zemirah, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jeremoth, and Abijah, and Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Becher.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:24
Shebaniah, and Joshaphat, and Nethanel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obed-Edom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 23:15
The sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 23:17
The sons of Eliezer were: Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:25
His brothers: of Eliezer came Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomoth his son.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 27:16
Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri the ruler: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 20:37
Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because you have joined yourself with Ahaziah, Yahweh has destroyed your works. The ships were broken, so that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezra 8:16
Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, who were teachers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezra 10:18
Among the sons of the priests there were found who had married foreign women: namely, of the sons of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and his brothers, Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezra 10:23
Of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (the same is Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezra 10:31
of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Eliezer

Eliezer: A Jewish Exile

Eliezer: A Levite

Eliezer: A Priest

Eliezer: A Priest After the Exile

Eliezer: A Prophet

Eliezer: Abraham's Servant

Eliezer: An Israelite After the Exile

Eliezer: Son of Becher

Eliezer: Son of Jorim

Eliezer: Son of Moses

Eliezer: Son of Zichri

Related Terms

Elie'zer (14 Occurrences)

Rehabiah (3 Occurrences)

Zichri (12 Occurrences)

Rehabi'ah (3 Occurrences)

Zicri (11 Occurrences)

Jarib (3 Occurrences)

Jeshaiah (7 Occurrences)

Dodavahu (1 Occurrence)

Mareshah (8 Occurrences)

Shelomoth (5 Occurrences)

Shemai'ah (38 Occurrences)

Slavery (31 Occurrences)

Slave (148 Occurrences)

Zechari'ah (51 Occurrences)

Dammesek

Multiplied (109 Occurrences)

Steward (23 Occurrences)

Numerous (88 Occurrences)

Shemaiah (40 Occurrences)

Damascus (58 Occurrences)

Zemirah (1 Occurrence)

Zipporah (3 Occurrences)

Zemira (1 Occurrence)

Zemi'rah (1 Occurrence)

Kelaiah (1 Occurrence)

Kelita (3 Occurrences)

Kelai'ah (1 Occurrence)

Keli'ta (3 Occurrences)

Nosejewels

Nethaneel (14 Occurrences)

Nose-jewels (1 Occurrence)

Nethan'el (14 Occurrences)

Nethanel (14 Occurrences)

O'bed-e'dom (14 Occurrences)

Jozadak (5 Occurrences)

Jorim (1 Occurrence)

Joreim (1 Occurrence)

Josh'aphat (2 Occurrences)

Jose (1 Occurrence)

Joshaphat (2 Occurrences)

Jishijah (6 Occurrences)

Jehijah (1 Occurrence)

Jo'zadak (5 Occurrences)

Jerimoth (10 Occurrences)

Jehi'ah (1 Occurrence)

Jehiah (1 Occurrence)

Jer'emoth (8 Occurrences)

Joi'arib (5 Occurrences)

Jeremoth (9 Occurrences)

Jozabad (10 Occurrences)

Joiarib (5 Occurrences)

Joses (7 Occurrences)

Jo'zabad (7 Occurrences)

Jeshai'ah (7 Occurrences)

Jonas (11 Occurrences)

Levi (79 Occurrences)

Learning (40 Occurrences)

Gatekeepers (38 Occurrences)

Gedali'ah (28 Occurrences)

Wrecked (4 Occurrences)

Insight (39 Occurrences)

Ishijah (1 Occurrence)

Isshi'jah (1 Occurrence)

Isshijah (1 Occurrence)

Tarshish (24 Occurrences)

Retained (10 Occurrences)

Reubenite (16 Occurrences)

Elioenai (8 Occurrences)

Elna'than (5 Occurrences)

Elnathan (5 Occurrences)

Eli-oe'nai (7 Occurrences)

Elionas

Eliezar (2 Occurrences)

Door-keepers (34 Occurrences)

Doorkeepers (37 Occurrences)

Do-dav'ahu (1 Occurrence)

Demmesek (1 Occurrence)

Dodavah (1 Occurrence)

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