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eli


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ELI 
 
  1.    An  early  system  on  the  {IBM  705}  and  {IBM  650}. 
 
  [Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May  1959)]. 
 
  2.  {Embedded  Lisp  Interpreter}. 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eli 
  ascent,  the  high  priest  when  the  ark  was  at  Shiloh  (1  Sam.  1:3, 
  9).  He  was  the  first  of  the  line  of  Ithamar,  Aaron's  fourth  son 
  (1  Chr.  24:3;  comp.  2  Sam.  8:17),  who  held  that  office.  The 
  office  remained  in  his  family  till  the  time  of  Abiathar  (1  Kings 
  2:26,  27),  whom  Solomon  deposed,  and  appointed  Zadok,  of  the 
  family  of  Eleazar,  in  his  stead  (35).  He  acted  also  as  a  civil 
  judge  in  Israel  after  the  death  of  Samson  (1  Sam.  4:18),  and 
  judged  Israel  for  forty  years. 
 
  His  sons  Hophni  and  Phinehas  grossly  misconducted  themselves, 
  to  the  great  disgust  of  the  people  (1  Sam.  2:27-36).  They  were 
  licentious  reprobates.  He  failed  to  reprove  them  so  sternly  as 
  he  ought  to  have  done  and  so  brought  upon  his  house  the 
  judgment  of  God  (2:22-33;  3:18).  The  Israelites  proclaimed  war 
  against  the  Philistines,  whose  army  was  encamped  at  Aphek.  The 
  battle,  fought  a  short  way  beyond  Mizpeh,  ended  in  the  total 
  defeat  of  Israel.  Four  thousand  of  them  fell  in  "battle  array". 
  They  now  sought  safety  in  having  the  "ark  of  the  covenant  of  the 
  Lord"  among  them  They  fetched  it  from  Shiloh,  and  Hophni  and 
  Phinehas  accompanied  it  This  was  the  first  time  since  the 
  settlement  of  Israel  in  Canaan  that  the  ark  had  been  removed 
  from  the  sanctuary.  The  Philistines  put  themselves  again  in 
  array  against  Israel,  and  in  the  battle  which  ensued  "Israel  was 
  smitten,  and  there  was  a  very  great  slaughter."  The  tidings  of 
  this  great  disaster  were  speedily  conveyed  to  Shiloh,  about  20 
  miles  distant,  by  a  messenger,  a  Benjamite  from  the  army.  There 
  Eli  sat  outside  the  gate  of  the  sanctuary  by  the  wayside, 
  anxiously  waiting  for  tidings  from  the  battle-field.  The  full 
  extent  of  the  national  calamity  was  speedily  made  known  to  him: 
  "Israel  is  fled  before  the  Philistines,  there  has  also  been  a 
  great  slaughter  among  the  people,  thy  two  sons  Hophni  and 
  Phinehas  are  dead,  and  the  ark  of  God  is  taken"  (1  Sam. 
  4:12-18).  When  the  old  man,  whose  eyes  were  stiffened"  (i.e., 
  fixed,  as  of  a  blind  eye  unaffected  by  the  light)  with  age, 
  heard  this  sad  story  of  woe,  he  fell  backward  from  off  his  seat 
  and  died,  being  ninety  and  eight  years  old  (See  {ITHAMAR}.) 
 
  Eli,  Heb.  eli,  "my  God",  (Matt.  27:46),  an  exclamation  used  by 
  Christ  on  the  cross.  Mark  (15:34),  as  usual,  gives  the  original 
  Aramaic  form  of  the  word  Eloi. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Eli,  Eli,  my  God,  my  God 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Eli,  the  offering  or  lifting  up 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ELI 
  Embedded  LISP  Interpreter  (Andrew  mail  system) 
 
 




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