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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Elon

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a name occurring in two forms in the Hebrews (but both having the primitive sense of oak [q.v.]), as that of a place, and also of three men.

1. (Hebrews Eylon', אֵילון; Sept. Ε᾿λών.) A city of Dan, mentioned between Jethlah and Timnath (Joshua 19:43); probably the same elsewhere (1 Kings 4:9) more fully called ELON-BETH-HANAN (See ELON-BETH-HANAN) (q.v.).

2. (Hebrews Eylon', אֵילןֹ and אֵילוֹן; Sept. ῾Ελών and Αἰλὸμ v.r. Ε᾿λώμ .) A Hittite, father of Bashemath (Genesis 26:34) or Adah (Genesis 36:3), the first wife of Esau (q.v.). B.C. ante 1963.

3. (Hebrews Elon', אֵלוֹן; Sept. Ἀλλών and Ἀλλῶν v.r. Ἀορών .) The second of the three sons of Zebulon (Genesis 46:14), and father of the family of the Elonites (Numbers 26:26). B.C. 1856.

4. (Hebrews Eylon', אֵילוֹן; Sept. Ε᾿λών, Josephus ᾿Ηλών, Vulg. Ahialon.) A native of the tribe of Zebulon (perhaps a descendant of the preceding), and the 11th of the Hebrew judges for ten years (Judges 12:11-12), B.C. 1243-34; which are simply noted as a period of tranquility (comp. Josephus, Ant. 5:7, 14). (See JUDGES).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Elon'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/e/elon.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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