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elhanan


elhanan


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Elhanan 
  whom  God  has  graciously  bestowed.  (1.)  A  warrior  of  the  time  of 
  David  famed  for  his  exploits.  In  the  Authorized  Version  (2  Sam. 
  21:19)  it  is  recorded  that  "Elhanan  the  son  of  Jaare-oregim,  a 
  Bethlehemite,  slew  the  brother  of  Goliath."  The  Revised  Version 
  here  rightly  omits  the  words  "the  brother  of."  They  were 
  introduced  in  the  Authorized  Version  to  bring  this  passage  into 
  agreement  with  1  Chr.  20:5,  where  it  is  said  that  he  "slew  Lahmi 
  the  brother  of  Goliath."  Goliath  the  Gittite  was  killed  by  David 
  (1  Sam.  17).  The  exploit  of  Elhanan  took  place  late  in  David's 
  reign. 
 
  (2.)  The  son  of  Dodo,  and  one  of  David's  warriors  (2  Sam. 
  23:24). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Elhanan,  grace,  or  gift,  or  mercy  of  God