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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [1]

DODO (so the Qerç, Kethibh Dodai ). 1. The father of Eleazar, the second of the three captains who were over ‘the thirty’ (  2 Samuel 23:9 ). In the parallel list (  1 Chronicles 11:12 ) the name is given as Dodo and also ‘the Ahohite’ for the erroneous ‘son of Ahohi.’ In the third list (  1 Chronicles 27:4 ) Dodai is described as general of the second division of the army, but the words ‘Eleazar the son of’ appear to have been accidentally omitted. The traditional spelling ( Dodo ) is most probably right: the name Dudu has been found on the Tell el-Amarna tablets, apparently as that of an Amorite official at the Egyp. court. 2 . A Bethlehemite, father of Elhanan, one of ‘the thirty’ (  2 Samuel 23:24 ,   1 Chronicles 11:26 ). 3. A man of Issachar, the forefather of Tola the judge (  Judges 10:1 ).

Easton's Bible Dictionary [2]

  • A Bethlehemite, and father of Elhanan, who was one of David's thirty heroes ( 2 Samuel 23:24 ).

    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 'Dodo'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

  • Smith's Bible Dictionary [3]

    Do'do. (Loving).

    1. A man of Bethlehem, father of Elhanan, who was one of David's thirty captains.  2 Samuel 23:24;  1 Chronicles 11:26. He is a different person from...

    2. Dodo, the Ahohite , father of Eleazar, the second of the three mighty men who were over the thirty.  2 Samuel 23:9;  1 Chronicles 11:12. (B.C. before 1046).

    Morrish Bible Dictionary [4]

    1. Grandfather of Tola, a judge, of the tribe of Issachar.  Judges 10:1 .

    2. An Ahohite, father of Eleazar, one of David's three mighty men.  2 Samuel 23:9;  1 Chronicles 11:12 .

    3. Father of Elhanan, one of David's mighty men.  2 Samuel 23:24;  1 Chronicles 11:26 .

    King James Dictionary [5]

    DODO, n. The Didus, a genus of fowls of the gallinaceous order. The hooded dodo is large than a swan, with a strong hooked bill. The general color of the plumage is cinereous the belly and thighs whitish. The head is large, and seems as if covered with a hood. The solitary dodo is a large fowl, and is said to weigh sometimes forty five pounds. The plumage is gray and brown mixed.

    Holman Bible Dictionary [6]

     Judges 10:1 2 2 Samuel 23:9 1 Chronicles 27:4  2 Samuel 23:24

    Webster's Dictionary [7]

    (n.) A large, extinct bird (Didus ineptus), formerly inhabiting the Island of Mauritius. It had short, half-fledged wings, like those of the ostrich, and a short neck and legs; - called also dronte. It was related to the pigeons.

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [8]

    (Hebrews Dodo', דּוֹדוֹ , Amatory ; but, according to F Ü rst, an abbreviation of Dodavah ), the name of three men.

    1. (Sept. Πατράδελφος Αὐτοῦ v.r. Πατὴρ Ἀδελφοῦ Αὐτοῦ ; Vulg. Patruus Ahimelech , both apparently as a rendering of "Ahohite" inserted.) A descendant of Issachar, father of Phuah, and grandfather of the judge Tola ( Judges 10:1). B.C. considerably ante 1319.

    2. (Sept. Δουδί , Δωδαϊ v; Vulg. Patruus Ejus .) An Ahohite (q.v.), father of Eleazar, who was one of David's three special heroes ( 2 Samuel 23:9, margin;  1 Chronicles 11:12). B.C. ante 1046. He seems to be the same with the DODAI mentioned in  1 Chronicles 27:4, as commander of the fourth monthly division of the royal troops under David. This latter form of the name occurs in the Hebrew text of  2 Samuel 23:9 ( דֹּדֹי ), and is favored by the Sept. as well as by Josephus (Ant . 7:12, 4, Δώδειος ); and is believed by Kennicott ( Dissertation , page 134), who has examined these lists with great minuteness, to be the correct one. The Jewish tradition (Jerome, Qu. Hebr. on  1 Chronicles 11:12) was that Dodo was the brother of Jesse.

    3. (Sept. Δουσὶ Πατράδελφος Αὐτοῦ , and Δωδωαί v.r. Δωδωέ ; Vulg. Patruus Jus .) A Bethlehemite, and father of the Elhanan who was one of David's thirty heroes ( 2 Samuel 23:24;  1 Chronicles 11:26). B.C. ante 1046.

    The Nuttall Encyclopedia [9]

    An ungainly bird larger than a turkey, with short scaly legs, a big head and bill, short wings and tail, and a greyish down plumage, now extinct, though it is known to have existed in the Mauritius some 200 years ago.