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eleazar


eleazar


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eleazar 
  God  has  helped.  (1.)  The  third  son  of  Aaron  (Ex.  6:23).  His 
  wife,  a  daughter  of  Putiel,  bore  him  Phinehas  (Ex.  6:25).  After 
  the  death  of  Nadab  and  Abihu  (Lev.  10:12;  Num.  3:4)  he  was 
  appointed  to  the  charge  of  the  sanctuary  (Num.  3:32).  On  Mount 
  Hor  he  was  clothed  with  the  sacred  vestments,  which  Moses  took 
  from  off  his  brother  Aaron  and  put  upon  him  as  successor  to  his 
  father  in  the  high  priest's  office,  which  he  held  for  more  than 
  twenty  years  (Num.  20:25-29).  He  took  part  with  Moses  in 
  numbering  the  people  (26:3,  4),  and  assisted  at  the  inauguration 
  of  Joshua.  He  assisted  in  the  distribution  of  the  land  after  the 
  conquest  (Josh.  14:1).  The  high-priesthood  remained  in  his 
  family  till  the  time  of  Eli,  into  whose  family  it  passed,  till 
  it  was  restored  to  the  family  of  Eleazar  in  the  person  of  Zadok 
  (1  Sam.  2:35;  comp.  1  Kings  2:27).  "And  Eleazar  the  son  of  Aaron 
  died;  and  they  buried  him  in  a  hill  that  pertained  to  Phinehas 
  his  son"  (Josh.  24:33).  The  word  here  rendered  hill"  is  Gibeah, 
  the  name  of  several  towns  in  Palestine  which  were  generally  on 
  or  near  a  hill.  The  words  may  be  more  suitably  rendered,  "They 
  buried  him  in  Gibeah  of  Phinehas",  i.e.,  in  the  city  of 
  Phinehas,  which  has  been  identified,  in  accordance  with  Jewish 
  and  Samaritan  traditions,  with  Kefr  Ghuweirah='Awertah,  about  7 
  miles  north  of  Shiloh,  and  a  few  miles  south-east  of  Nablus. 
  "His  tomb  is  still  shown  there  overshadowed  by  venerable 
  terebinths."  Others  however,  have  identified  it  with  the 
  village  of  Gaba  or  Gebena  of  Eusebius,  the  modern  Khurbet  Jibia, 
  5  miles  north  of  Guphna  towards  Nablus. 
 
  (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  (1  Sam.  7:1,  2; 
  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  (1 
  Chr.  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  (Ezra  8:33). 
 
  (5.)  A  Levite  of  the  family  of  Merari  (1  Chr.  23:21,  22). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Eleazar,  help  of  God,  court  of  God