Eliphelehu

ELIPHELEHU (ē-lĭf'ĕ-lĕ'-hū). A Levite singer and harpist who had charge of the choral service when the ark was returned (1Chr.15.18, 1Chr.15.21). Also called Elipheleh.


ELIPHELEHU ĭ lĭf’ ə le’ hu (אֱלִ֨יפְלֵ֜הוּ, God has set him apart, KJV ELIPHELEH). A Levite assigned to be a musician when David made preparation to bring the Ark of God up from the house of Obed-edom. He is called one of the brethren of the “second order” who followed Heman, Asaph, and Ethan who apparently sang and sounded bronze cymbals while some played lutes (nebālîm). Eliphelehu, with others, played lyres (kinnōrôṯ) according to the Sheminith which means possibly “on the octave” (1 Chron 15:18-21).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(’eliphelehu, "May God distinguish him," the King James Version Elipheleh):

The eleventh of the fourteen doorkeepers mentioned as "brethren of the second degree" and as appointed in connection with the bringing up of the ark to Jerusalem by David (1Ch 15:18).