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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Elah (1)

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ē´la ( אלה , 'ēlāh , "oak" or "terebinth"):

(1) A "duke" or "sheik" (head of a clan, the Revised Version (British and American) "chief") of Edom (Genesis 36:41 ).

(2) Shimei-ben-Elah, Solomon's commissary in Benjamin (1 Kings 4:18 the King James Version).

(3) A son of Caleb the son of Jephunneh (1 Chronicles 4:15 ).

(4) Father of Hoshea, last king of Israel (2 Kings 15:30 ; 2 Kings 17:1 ).

(5) A B enjamite, son of Uzzi, one of the chiefs of the tribes when the country was settled (1 Chronicles 9:8 ).

(6) King of Israel. See next article.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Elah (1)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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