Eleazar

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Meaning: God has helped

  1. Eleazar (son of Aaron)
  2. An inhabitant of Kirjath-jearim who was "sanctified" to take charge of the ark, although not allowed to touch it, while it remained in the house of his father Abinadab (1Sam 7:1f; comp. Num 3:31; 4:15).
  3. The son of Dodo the Ahohite, of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the three most eminent of David's thirty-seven heroes (1Chr 11:12) who broke through the Philistine host and brought him water from the well of Bethlehem (2 Sam 23:9, 16).
  4. A son of Phinehas associated with the priests in taking charge of the sacred vessels brought back to Jerusalem after the Exile (Ez 8:33).
  5. A Levite of the family of Merari (1Chr 23:21f).
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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