Eliehoenai

ELIEHOENAI (ĕl'ĭ-hō-ē'nī, to Jehovah are my eyes)

A descendant of Pahath-Moab who returned with Ezra in Artaxerxes’s time (Ezra.8.4). Also called Elihoenai.Perhaps also the seventh son of Meshelemiah the son of Kore of the sons of Asaph, a Korahite doorkeeper of the tabernacle in David’s reign (1Chr.26.3). See also Elioenai.


ELIEHOENAI, ELIHOENAI ĭ lī’ ə hō’ ē nī (אֶלְיְהוֹעֵינַ֖י, unto the Lord are mine eyes). The name of two men in the OT. 1. The seventh son of Meshelemiah of the Korahites (1 Chron 26:3). The seven sons together with their father were appointed as doorkeepers in the time of David. The KJV spells the name ELIOENAI.

2. A son of Zerahiah who was of the family of Pahath-moab (Ezra 8:4). He was at the head of two hundred men who went up with Ezra to Jerusalem from Babylon in the reign of Artaxerxes. The name also occurs in the LXX as ̓Ελιαωνίας (1 Esd 8:31).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(’elyeho`enay, "to Yahweh are mine eyes"):

(1) (the King James Version Elioenai) a Korahite doorkeeper (1Ch 26:3).

(2) (the King James Version Elihoenai) Head of a family in the Return (Ezr 8:4).