Eliel

ELIEL (ē'lī-ĕl, ē-lī'ĕl, Heb. ’ĕlî’ēl, God is God). A Levite of the family of Kohath and an ancestor of Samuel the prophet (1Chr.6.34).

2. A chief man of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan (1Chr.5.24).

3. A son of Shimei the Benjamite (1Chr.8.20).

4. A son of Shashak, a Benjamite (1Chr.8.22).

5. A Mahavite and a captain in David’s army (1Chr.11.46).

6. Another of David’s heroes (1Chr.11.47).

7. The seventh Gadite who joined David at Ziklag (1Chr.12.11). Perhaps the same person as no. 5 or 6.

8. A chief of Judah, a man of Hebron, in David’s time (1Chr.15.9). Perhaps the same man as no. 5.

9. A chief Levite who helped in the return of the ark from the house of Obed-Edom (1Chr.15.11).

10. A Levite overseer of tithes and offerings in Hezekiah’s reign (2Chr.31.13).


ELIEL ĭ lī’ əl (אֱלִיאֵ֡ל, My God is God). The name of nine or perhaps ten different men in the OT. 1. An ancestor of Heman, a Kohathite (1 Chron 6:34). He was the great-grandfather of Samuel who was the grandfather of Heman, a singer appointed in David’s day for the service of song in the house of the Lord. He is prob. the same as Eliab (1 Chron 6:27) and Elihu (1 Sam 1:1).

2. The head of the house of his father in the eastern half of the tribe of Manasseh, a famous man of valor (1 Chron 5:24).

3. One who dwelt in Jerusalem in David’s day, a descendant of Benjamin (8:20).

4. Another Benjamite of the same period as number three above (8:22).

5. One of David’s mighty men (11:47). A Mahavite (11:46).

6. Another of David’s mighty men (11:47).

7. One of the eleven Gadites who joined David in the wilderness. These Gadites were mighty men of valor, trained for war, who were swift as a roe on the mountains. The least of these was said to be equal to 100 men (12:11). It is possible that he is the same as either number 5 or number 6 above.

8. The chief of the sons of Hebron, one of the Levites whom David gathered to carry the Ark to Jerusalem (15:9).

9. Possibly the same as number eight, but this is uncertain (15:11).

10. One of the overseers under the hand of Conaniah, the Levite, by appointment of Hezekiah (2 Chron 31:13). He had oversight of the tithes and offerings.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

e-li’-el, el’-i-el (’eli’el, "El is God," or "my God is God"):

(1, 2, 3) Mighty men of David (1Ch 11:46,47; 12:11).

(4) A chief of Manasseh, east of the Jordan (1Ch 5:24).

(5, 6) Two chiefs of Benjamin (1Ch 8:20,22).

(7) A chief Levite from Hebron (1Ch 15:9,11):

(8) A Kohathite in the line of Elkshah, Samuel and Heman (1Ch 6:34).

See Eliab (4).

(9) A Levite of the time of Hezekiah (2Ch 31:13).