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Elkanah


El’kanah, or El’konah (God-provided).

1. Son, or rather grandson, see 1 Chron. 6:22, 23 (7, 8), of Korah, according to Ex. 6:24.

2. A descendant of the above in the line of Ahimoth, otherwise Mahath, 1 Chron. 6:26, 35; Heb. 11:20.

3. Another Kohathite Levite, father of Samuel the illustrious judge and prophet. 1 Chron. 6:27, 34. (b.c. about 1190.) All that is known of him is contained in the above notices and in 1 Sam. 1:1, 4, 8, 19, 21, 23 and 2:11, 20.

4. A Levite. 1 Chron. 9:16.

5. A Korhite who joined David while he was at Ziklag. 1 Chron. 12:6. (b.c. 1054.)

6. An officer in the household of Ahaz king of Judah, who was slain by Zichri the Ephraimite when Pekah invaded Judah. 2 Chron. 28:7. (b.c. 739.)