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GREEK: 1663 eliezer Eliezer
HEBREW: 461 rzeyla 'Eliy`ezer
NAVE: Eliezer
EBD: Eliezer
Eliasis | Eliathah | Elidad | Eliel | Eliezar | Eliezer | Elihaba | Elihoreph | Elihu | Elijah | Elika


In Bible versions:

a son of Jorim; the father of Joshua; an ancestor of Jesus
Abraham's servant from Damascus
son of Moses
son of Becher son of Benjamin
a priest in David's time
son of Zichri; David's chief officer over the Reubenites
son of Dodavahu of Mareshah who prophesied against Jehoshaphat.
one of the leaders Ezra sent to Iddo to ask for recruits
a priest of the Jeshua clan who put away his heathen wife
a man who put away his heathen wife; a Levite
a layman of the Harim clan who put away his heathen wife

help, or court, of my God
Arts Topics: Eliezer and Rebekah; Portraits of Eliezer from Damascus


Strongs #1663: eliezer Eliezer

Eliezer = "God is his help"

1) the son of Jorim, in the genealogy of Christ. Lu 3:29

1663 Eliezer el-ee-ed'-zer

of Hebrew origin (461); Eliezer, an Israelite:-Eliezer.
see HEBREW for 0461


Strongs #0461: rzeyla 'Eliy`ezer

Eliezer = "God is help"

1) Abraham's Damascene servant
2) a son of Moses
3) a Benjamite
4) a priest who helped move the ark
5) a Reubenite
6) a prophet who spoke to Jehoshaphat
7) a Levite chief
8) son of Harim
9) priest with foreign wife

461 'Eliy`ezer el-ee-eh'-zer

from 410 and 5828; God of help; Eliezer, the name of a
Damascene and of ten Israelites:-Eliezer.
see HEBREW for 0410
see HEBREW for 05828

Eliezer [EBD]

God his help. (1.) "Of Damascus," the "steward" (R.V., "possessor") of Abraham's house (Gen. 15:2, 3). It was probably he who headed the embassy sent by Abraham to the old home of his family in Padan-aram to seek a wife for his son Isaac. The account of this embassy is given at length in Gen. 24.

(2.) The son of Becher, and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr. 7:8).

(3.) One of the two sons of Moses, born during his sojourn in Midian (Ex. 18:4; 1 Chr. 23:15, 17). He remained with his mother and brother Gershom with Jethro when Moses returned to Egypt. (Ex. 18:4). They were restored to Moses when Jethro heard of his departure out of Egypt.

(4.) One of the priests who blew the trumpet before the ark when it was brought to Jerusalem (1 Chr. 15:24).

(5.) Son of Zichri, and chief of the Reubenites under David (1 Chr. 27:16).

(6.) A prophet in the time of Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 20:37). Others of this name are mentioned Luke 3:29; Ezra 8:16; 10:18, 23, 31.

Eliezer [NAVE]

1. Abraham's servant, Gen. 15:2; 24.
2. Son of Becher, 1 Chr. 7:8.
3. Son of Moses, Ex. 18:4; 1 Chr. 23:15, 17.
4. A priest, 1 Chr. 15:24.
5. Son of Zichri, 1 Chr. 27:16.
6. A prophet, 2 Chr. 20:37.
7. Son of Jorim, Luke 3:29.
8. A Jewish exile, Ezra 8:16.
9. A priest after the exile, Ezra 10:18.
10. A Levite, Ezra 10:23.
11. An Israelite after the exile, Ezra 10:31.


ELIEZER - el-i-e'-zer, e-li-e'-zer ('eli`ezer; Eliezer, "God is help"):

(1) The chief servant of Abram (Gen 15:2); the American Standard Revised Version "Eliezer of Damascus," the English Revised Version "Dammesek Eliezer." The Hebrew is peculiar: literally, "And the son of the possession (mesheq) of my house is Dammeseq (of) Eliezer." A possible but unlikely meaning is that his property would become the possession of Damascus, the city of Eliezer. Targum Syriac (Revised Version margin) read "Eliezer the Damascene": this supposes a reading, "Eliezer ha-dammasqi" or "mid-dammeseq." The text may be corrupt: the assonance between mesheq and Dammeseq is suspicious. Abram calls Eliezer "one born in my house" i.e. a dependant, a member of his household, and so regards him as his heir, Lot having gone from him (Gen 13). Eliezer is probably the servant, "the eider of his house, that ruled over all that he had," of Gen 24.

(2) The 2nd son of Moses and Zipporah, called thus for "the God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh" (Ex 18:4; 1 Ch 23:15 ff).

(3) A son of Becher, one of the sons of Benjamin (1 Ch 7:8).

(4) A priest who assisted in bringing up the ark from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (1 Ch 15:24).

(5) The son of Zichri, ruler over the Reubenites in the time of David (1 Ch 27:16).

(6) The son of Dodavahu of Mareshah who prophesied the destruction of the ships which Jehochaphat, king of Judah, built, because he had done so in cooperation with Ahaziah, king of Israel (2 Ch 20:35 ff).

(7) One of the messengers whom Ezra sent to Iddo, the chief at Casiphia, with the request for ministers for the Temple (Ezr 8:16 ff).

(8, 9, 10) A priest, a Levite, and one of the sons of Harim who had married non-Israelitish women (Ezr 10:18,23,11).

(11) An ancestor of Jesus in the genealogy given by Luke (Lk 3:29).

S. F. Hunter

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