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ELAH . 1. A ‘duke’ of Edom ( Genesis 36:41 , 1 Chronicles 1:52 ). 2. Son of Baasha, king of Israel. He had nominal possession of the throne two years or fractions of years ( 1 Kings 16:8-14 ). He gave himself to drunken dissipation, until Zimri, one of his generals, revolted and killed him. The usual extirpation of the defeated dynasty followed. 3. Father of Hoshea ( 2 Kings 15:30 ; 2Ki 17:1 ; 2 Kings 18:1 ; 2 Kings 18:9 ). 4. Second son of Caleb ( 1 Chronicles 4:15 ). 5. A Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 9:8 ).

H. P. Smith.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Elah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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