Elasah

ELASAH (ĕl'a-sah, Heb. ’el‘āsâh, God has made)

One of the sons of Pashhur who was guilty of marrying foreign women (Ezra.10.22).Son of Shaphan, one of the men sent by Jeremiah from Jerusalem with a message of advice to the exiles in Babylon (Jer.29.3).


ELASA ĕl’ ə sə (̓Ελασά), the place where Judas Maccabaeus lay encamped when Bacchides advanced upon him in 160 b.c. (1 Macc 9:5). In the ensuing battle, Judas was killed. The site is identified with Il’asa, near Beth-Horon.


ELASAH ĕl’ ə sə (אֶלְעָשָֽׂה, LXX Jer 36:3 ̓Ελεασα; 2 Esd 10:22 ̓Ηλασα; God has made). 1. One of Pashhur’s sons who were among the priests who put away their foreign wives (Ezra 10:22).

2. A son of Shaphan, who when sent to Nebuchadnezzar by Zedekiah, carried a letter from Jeremiah to the exiles (Jer 29:3). (This is really the same name as Eleasah, q.v.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

el’-a-sa, ele-a’sa (Alasa; the King James Version Eleasa):

The place where Judas pitched his camp before the battle in which he was overwhelmed and slain (APC 1Macc 9:5).

It probably corresponds to the modern Khirbet il`asa, between the two Beth-horons.


(’el`asah, "God has made"):

(1) An Israelite who had married a foreign wife (Ezr 10:22).

(2) A son of Shaphan, by whom, with Gemariah, King Zedekiah sent a message to Babylon (Jer 29:3).

See Eleasah.