Eliphal

ELIPHAL (ē-lī'făl, ĕl'ĭ-făl, Heb. ’ĕlîphāl, God has judged). Son of Ur, one of David’s mighty men (1Chr.11.35). Eliphal and Ur are thought to be Eliphelet and Ahasbai of 2Sam.23.34, for textual reasons.


ELIPHAL ĭ lī’ fəl (אֱלִיפַ֥, God has judged). The son of Ur, one of the mighty men of David (1 Chron 11:35). See also Eliphalat (number 3). “Eliphelet, the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maacathite” (2 Sam 23:34 ASV), and “Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai of Maacah” (RSV). While the Chronicles passage and the Samuel passage are parallel, and there is a similarity in the names of Eliphal and Eliphelet, the fathers’ names are different. It is not unusual for men to have more than one name so that different generations would designate the same individual differently.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

e-li’-fal, el’-i-fal (’eliphal, "God has judged"):

Son of Ur, one of the mighty men of David’s armies (1Ch 11:35). the Revised Version (British and American) in a footnote identifies him with Eliphelet, son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite (2Sa 23:34; ef Davis, Dict. of the Bible, under the word "Ur"). See also 1Ch 14:5,7.