Eliada

ELIADA (ē-lī'a-da, Heb. ’elyādhā‘)

One of David’s sons (2Sam.5.16; 1Chr.3.8).A Benjamite, a mighty warrior who led two hundred thousand of his tribe to the army of Jehoshaphat (2Chr.17.17).The father of Rezon, captain of a roving band that annoyed Solomon (1Kgs.11.23; kjv Eliadah).


ELIADA, ELIADAH ĭ lī’ ə də (אֶלְיָדָ֖ע, LXX ̓Ελιαδάε, meaning God knows). In the OT three men were known by this name. 1. A son of David, born in Jerusalem (2 Sam 5:16; 1 Chron 3:8). In 1 Chronicles 14:6 he is called Beeliada, a variant spelling for Baaliada. Here Baal is substituted for El.

2. Father of Rezon, who overthrew Hadadezer and became king of Syria (1 Kings 11:23, 24).

3. A skilled soldier and a commander of 200,000 Benjaminite archers during Jehoshaphat’s reign (2 Chron 17:17).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

e-li’-a-da, (’elyadha`, "God is knowing." Compare HPN, 219, 266, 301; Epidae, or Elidae):

(1) One of the sons of David (2Sa 5:16; 1Ch 3:8; called BEELIADA, 1Ch 14:7 (which see)).

(2) A descendant of Benjamin and a captain in the army of Jehoshaphat, commander of 200,000 men (2Ch 17:17).

(3) Father of Rezon, an "adversary" of Solomon (1Ki 11:23, the King James Version "Eliadah").