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Eliab


Eli’ab (God is my father).

1. Son of Helon and leader of the tribe of Zebulun at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai. Num. 1:9; 2:7; 7:24, 29; 10:16. (b.c. 1490.)

2. A Reubenite, father of Dathan and Abiram. Num. 16:1, 12; 26:8, 9; Deut. 11:6.

3. One of David’s brothers, the eldest of the family. 1 Sam. 16:6; 17:13, 28; 1 Chron. 2:13. (b.c. 1063.)

4. A Levite in the time of David, who was both a “porter” and a musician on the “psaltery.” 1 Chron. 15:18, 20; 16:5.

5. One of the warlike Gadite leaders who came over to David when he was in the wilderness taking refuge from Saul. 1 Chron. 12:9. (b.c. 1061.)

6. An ancestor of Samuel the prophet; a Kohathite Levite, son of Nahath. 1 Chron. 6:27. (b.c. 1250.)

7. Son of Nathanael, one of the forefathers of Judith, and therefore belonging to the tribe of Simeon. Judith 8:1.