Holman Bible Dictionary
(ee' lah) Personal and place name meaning, “oak,” “mighty tree,” or “terebinth.” See Genesis 36:41
) and thus an Edomite. See 1 Samuel 17:2
). The valley runs east and west just north of Socoh. There David defeated Goliath (1 Samuel 21:9
. King of Israel (886-885 B.C.), killed while he was drunk during rebellion Zimri, his general, led successfully (1 Kings 16:6-14
. Father of Hoshea, who led a revolt and became king of Israel (886-885 B.C.) (2 Kings 15:30
. Son of Caleb and father of Kenaz among clans of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:15
. Head of a clan from Benjamin who settled in Jerusalem after the Exile (1 Chronicles 9:8
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Elah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/e/elah.html. 1991.