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(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 ). 3 . King of Israel (886-885 B.C.), killed while he was drunk during rebellion Zimri, his general, led successfully (1 Kings 16:6-14 ). 4 . Father of Hoshea, who led a revolt and became king of Israel (886-885 B.C.) (2 Kings 15:30 ). 5 . Son of Caleb and father of Kenaz among clans of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:15 ). 6 . Head of a clan from Benjamin who settled in Jerusalem after the Exile (1 Chronicles 9:8 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Elah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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