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Easton's Bible Dictionary [1]

  • The son of Shaphan, one of the two who were sent by Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar, and also took charge of Jeremiah's letter to the captives in Babylon ( Jeremiah 29:3 ).

    Copyright Statement These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., DD Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Elasah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/e/elasah.html. 1897.

  • Smith's Bible Dictionary [2]

    El'asah. (Whom God Made).

    1. A priest, in the time of Ezra, who had married a Gentile wife.  Ezra 10:22. (B.C. 458).

    2. Son of Shaphan, one of the two men who were sent on a mission, by King Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon.  Jeremiah 29:3. (B.C. 594).

    Holman Bible Dictionary [3]

     Jeremiah 29:3 2 1 Chronicles 2:39-40 1 Chronicles 8:37 1 Chronicles 9:43 4 Ezra 10:22

    Fausset's Bible Dictionary [4]

    1.  Ezra 10:22.

    2. Son of Shaphan, one of the two sent by king Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon (by whose permission alone be reigned) after the first deportation. He took charge of Jeremiah's letter to the captives ( Jeremiah 29:3).

    Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [5]

    Elasah (‘God hath made’). 1. One of those who had married a foreign wife (  Ezra 10:22 ). 2. The son of Shaphau, who, along with Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, carried a message from king Zedekiah to Babylon (  Jeremiah 29:3 ).

    Morrish Bible Dictionary [6]

    1. Priest who had married a strange wife.  Ezra 10:22 .

    2. Ambassador whom Zedekiah sent to Nebuchadnezzar.  Jeremiah 29:3 . In the Hebrew this name is the same as Eleasah

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [7]

    [some Ela'sah] (Hebrews Elasah', עֶלְעָשָׁה , whom God Made; Vulg. Elasa), the name of four men (variously Anglicized in the A.V.). (See Eleasa).

    1. (Sept. Ε᾿Λεασά .) The son of Helez, and father of Sisamai; one of the descendants of Judah, of the family of Hezron ( 1 Chronicles 2:39, A.V. "Eleasah"). B.C. post 1046.

    2. (Sept. Ε᾿Λεασά v.r. Ε᾿Λασά , A.V. "Eleasah.") A son of Rapha or Repharah, and father of Azel; descendant of king Saul through Jonathan and Meribbaal or Mephibosheth ( 1 Chronicles 8:37;  1 Chronicles 9:43). B.C. considerably ante 588.

    3. (Sept. Ε᾿Λεασάρ v.r. Ε᾿Λεασάν , A.V. "Elasah.") The son of Shaphan; one of the two men who were sent on a mission by king Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon after the first deportation from Jerusalem, and who at the same time took charge of the letter of Jeremiah the prophet to the captives in Babylon ( Jeremiah 29:3). B.C. 594.

    4. (Sept. ᾿Ηλασά , A.V. "Elasah.") One of the Bene-Pashur, a priest, who renounced the Gentile wife whom he had married after the return from Babylon ( Ezra 10:22). B.C. 458.

    International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [8]

    el´a - sa ( אלעשׂה , 'el‛āsāh , "God has made"):

    (1) An Israelite who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:22 ).

    (2) A son of Shaphan, by whom, with Gemariah, King Zedekiah sent a message to Babylon ( Jeremiah 29:3 ). See Eleasah .