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Eleazar (ç'le-â'zar or e-lç'a-zar), whom God helps. 1. The third son of Aaron. Exodus 6:23-25; Exodus 28:1. After the death of his brothers Nadab and Abihu, he was placed at the head of the Levites, Numbers 3:32, and subsequently succeeded his father as high priest. Numbers 20:28. He was then united with Moses in the divine communications, Numbers 26:1, and with Joshua, who was solemnly inaugurated before him. Numbers 27:18-23. Eleazar entered Canaan, and, in conjunction with Joshua, divided it among the tribes. Joshua 14:1; Joshua 17:4; Joshua 21:1. His death is mentioned, Joshua 24:33, but not the time of it: perhaps it was near that of Joshua, He was succeeded as high priest by his son Phinehas. 2. The son of Abinadab of Kirjath-jearim, "sanctified" or appointed to take charge of the ark after its restoration by the Philistines. 1 Samuel 7:1. 3. A son of Dodo, and one of David's chief warriors. 2 Samuel 23:9; 1 Chronicles 11:12. 4. A Levite of the family of Merari, who had no sons, only daughters. 1 Chronicles 23:21-22; 1 Chronicles 24:28. 5. A Levite who helped to weigh the vessels that Ezra brought to Jerusalem. Ezra 8:33. 6. One who had married a foreign wife. Ezra 10:25. 7. A priest who took part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 12:42. 8. A person named among our Lord's ancestry. Matthew 1:15.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Eleazar'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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