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(ih li' am) Personal name meaning, “God is an uncle or relative” or “God of the people.” 1. Father of Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:3 ). The two parts of his name are reversed in 1 Chronicles 3:5 , becoming Ammiel. 2. A leading warrior under David (2 Samuel 23:34 ). The related list in 1 Chronicles 11:1 does not have Eliam but in a similar position has Ahijah (“my brother is Yahweh”).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Eliam'. Holman Bible Dictionary.​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​e/eliam.html. 1991.