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ELA ē’ lə (אֵלָ֖א). The father of Shimei who was the administrator in Benjamin in charge of providing for King Solomon’s household (1 Kings 4:18).

Article 2

ELA (ē'la, Heb. ’ēlā’, terebinth). The father of Solomon’s commissary officer stationed in the tribe of Benjamin (1Kgs.4.18).

Article 3

(Ela, 1Esdras 9:27):

(1) Same as Elam (Ezr 10:26).

(2) Father of Shimei (1Ki 4:18, the King James Version "Elah").

See ELAH, 2.