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(ehl ay' ssah) Personal name meaning, “God has made.” 1. Son of Shaphan, the royal scribe. He took Jeremiah's message to the exiled community in Babylon while on a mission for King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 29:3 ). 2 . Descendant of Jerahmeel in tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:39-40 ); spelled Eleasah in English translations. 3. Descendant of Saul and Jonathan in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:37 ); spelled Eleasah in English translations. Compare 1 Chronicles 9:43 . 4 . Priest with a foreign wife who agreed to divorce her to avoid temptation of foreign gods in time of Ezra (Ezra 10:22 ).

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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 'Elasah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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