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Elkoshite

a man of Elkeshai

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELKOSHITE

el'-kosh-it (ha-'elqoshi; Septuagint Elkesaiou, Elkaiseou, Elkeseou):

Used with the article "the Elkoshite" (Nahum 1:1). Probably a gentilic adjective giving the home of the prophet; not definitely identified. Three traditions may be noted:

(1) The Nestorians venerate the supposed tomb of the prophet in the village of Alqush not far from the east bank of the Tigris, about two days' journey almost directly north of Mosul.

(2) Jerome states in the prologue to his commentary on Na that the village of Helkesei in Galilee was pointed out to him as Elkosh. This Helkesei is probably El-Kauzeh between Ramieh and Bint Jebeil.

(3) The treatise De Vitis Prophetarum of the Pseudo-Epiphanius says that Nahum came from "Elkesei beyond Jordan towards Begabor and was of the tribe of Simeon." Nestle has shown that the words "beyond Jordan" are probably a gloss, and that for Begabor should be read Betogabra, the modern Beit Jibrin in Southern Palestine. In favor of this identification may be urged the following facts:

(a) that parallels to the name Elkosh, such as Eltekeh and Eltekon, are found in the southern country;

(b) that the word probably contains the name of the Edomite god Qaush, whose name appears in the names of Edomite kings in the Assyrian inscriptions of the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., such as Qaush-malaka and the like.

(c) that the internal evidence of the prophecy makes the Judean origin of the prophet almost certain.

LITERATURE. Davidson, "Nahum," "Habakkuk," "Zephaniah," in Cambridge Bible, 9-13; G. A. Smith, "Book of the Twelve," in Expositor's Bible, Commentary on Nahum; Billerbeck and Jeremias, Beitraege zur Assyriologie, III, 91; Peiser, ZATW, 1897, 349; Nestle, PEFS, 1879, 136.

Walter R. Betteridge

Strong's Hebrew
512. Elqoshi -- a native of Elkosh
... 511, 512. Elqoshi. 513 . a native of Elkosh. Transliteration: Elqoshi Phonetic
Spelling: (el-ko-shee') Short Definition: Elkoshite. ... Elkoshite. ...
/hebrew/512.htm - 5k
Library

The Twelve Minor Prophets.
... Nahum is called "the Elkoshite," probably from Elkosh, a village of Galilee, which
Jerome (Introduction to Nahum) mentions as pointed out to him by his guide. ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxiii the twelve minor.htm

On his Father'S Silence, Because of the Plague of Hail.
... [3146] Nahum the Elkoshite was afraid before me, when he proclaimed the burden of
Nineveh, God is jealous, and the Lord takes vengeance in wrath upon His ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/oration xvi on his fathers.htm

The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
... Nahum the Elkoshite,* a Hebrew born in the Assyrian province of Samaria, but at
that time an exile in Judah, lifted up his voice, and the echo of his words ...
/.../chapter iiithe medes and the.htm

The Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8. <. ...
/.../chapter iithe power of assyria 2.htm

Thesaurus
Elkoshite (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ELKOSHITE. ... Walter R. Betteridge. Multi-Version
Concordance Elkoshite (1 Occurrence). Nahum 1:1 An oracle about Nineveh. ...
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Elkosh (1 Occurrence)
... Elkosh (1 Occurrence). Nahum 1:1 An oracle about Nineveh. The book of the vision
of Nahum the Elkoshite. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
/e/elkosh.htm - 6k

Nahum (3 Occurrences)
... Consolation, the seventh of the so-called minor prophets, an Elkoshite. ... In Nahum
1:1 he is called "the Elkoshite," that is, an inhabitant of Elkosh. ...
/n/nahum.htm - 21k

Ellasar (2 Occurrences)

/e/ellasar.htm - 9k

Nin'eveh (18 Occurrences)
... and much cattle!' (See RSV). Nahum 1:1 Burden of Nineveh. The Book of the
Vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. (See RSV). Nahum 2:8 And ...
/n/nin'eveh.htm - 10k

Oracle (57 Occurrences)
... are. (See RSV NIV). Nahum 1:1 An oracle about Nineveh. The book of the
vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. (WEB NAS RSV NIV). Habakkuk ...
/o/oracle.htm - 26k

Nineveh (23 Occurrences)
... NIV). Nahum 1:1 An oracle about Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum
the Elkoshite. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). ...
/n/nineveh.htm - 52k

Anem (1 Occurrence)
... In Nahum 1:1 he is called "the Elkoshite," that is, an inhabitant of Elkosh.
Unfortunately, the location of this place is not known. ...
/a/anem.htm - 101k

Concordance
Elkoshite (1 Occurrence)

Nahum 1:1
An oracle about Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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