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Easton's Bible Dictionary [1]

  • An Aramite of Zobah, captain of a marauding band that troubled Solomon ( 1 Kings 11:23 ).

    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 'Eliada'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/e/eliada.html. 1897.

  • Fausset's Bible Dictionary [2]

    1. Youngest one of David's sons, born after his establishment in Jerusalem ( 2 Samuel 5:16;  1 Chronicles 3:8). Called Beelida  1 Chronicles 14:7; Baal being substituted for El (God), why we can only conjecture; possibly he apostatized.

    2.  2 Chronicles 17:17.

    3.  1 Kings 11:23.

    Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [3]

    Eliada . 1. A son of David (  2 Samuel 5:16 ); called Beeliada in   1 Chronicles 14:7 .   1 Chronicles 14:2 . Father of Rezon, an ‘adversary’ of Solomon (  1 Kings 11:23 ). 3. A warrior of Benjamin (  2 Chronicles 17:17 ).

    Smith's Bible Dictionary [4]

    Eli'ada. (Known By God).

    1. One of David's sons; according to the lists, the youngest, but one of the family born to him, after his establishment in Jerusalem.  2 Samuel 5:16;  1 Chronicles 3:8. (B.C. After 1033).

    2. A mighty man of war, a Benjamite, who led 200,000 of his tribe, to the army of Jehoshaphat.  2 Chronicles 17:17. (B.C. 945).

    Morrish Bible Dictionary [5]

    1. Oneof the sons of David born at Jerusalem.  2 Samuel 5:16;  1 Chronicles 3:8 . He is called BEELIADA in  1 Chronicles 14:7 .

    2. Powerful captain of the tribe of Benjamin in the army of Jehoshaphat.  2 Chronicles 17:17 .

    Holman Bible Dictionary [6]

     2 Samuel 5:16 1 Chronicles 14:7  1 Kings 11:23 3 2 Chronicles 17:17

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [7]

    (Hebrews Elyada', אֶלְיָדָע , whom God Has Known), the name of three men.

    1. (Sept., in Kings, Ε᾿Λιδαέ , and repeated, Βααλιμάθ ; in Chron. Ε᾿Λιαδά , v.r. Ελιέδα ; Vulg. Elioda, E`Iada.) One of David's sons; according to the list, the youngest but one of the family born to him after his establishment in Jerusalem ( 2 Samuel 5:16;  1 Chronicles 3:8). B.C. post 1033. From the latter passage it appears that he was the son of a wife and not of a concubine. In  1 Chronicles 14:7, the name appears in the form of בְּעֶלְיָדָע , BEELIADA (See Beeliada) (q.d. whom the Master Has Known; see Simonis, Onomast. page 460; בְּעֶל being the Syriac form of בִּעִל , Lord). This curious reading of the Masoretic text is not, however, indisputable; De Rossi's Cod. 186 (Prima Manu) reads idyla, the Sept. Ε᾿Λιαδέ , and the Peshito Elidaa.: On the strength of these authorities, De Rossi (after Dathius, Lib. Hist. V.T. page 654) pronounces in favor of assimilating this passage to the other two, and refers to the improbability of David's using the names אל and בּעל promiscuously (see De Rossi's Var. Lect. V.T. Hebraicae, 4). We must not, however, in the interest of careful criticism, too hastily succumb to arguments of this kind. As to MSS., the four or five which Kennicott adduces All support the text of  1 Chronicles 14:7; the authority of the Sept. is neutralized by Codd. Alex. and Frid. August., the former of which has Βαλλιαδά , and the latter Βαλεγδαέ , evidently corroborating the Masoretic text, as does the Vulg. Baaliada. As to the difficulty of David's using a name which contained lib for one of its elements, it is at least very doubtful whether that word, which literally means Master, Proprietor, Husband, and is often used in the earlier Scriptures inoffensively (see Gesenius, Thes. page 224), in David's time had acquired the bad sense which Baal-worship in Israel afterwards imparted to it. It is much to the present point that in this very chapter ( 1 Chronicles 14:11) David does not object to employ the word lib in the name Baal- perazim, in commemoration of a victory vouchsafed to him by the Lord (see  2 Samuel 5:20, where the naming of the place is ascribed to David himself). It is possible that this appellation of his son might itself have had reference to that signal victory. The name appears to be omitted by Josephus in his list of David's family (Ant. 7:3, 3), unless he be there called Elien ( Ε᾿Λιήν ).

    2. (Sept. דאעלֵ , v.r. Ε᾿Λιαδαὲ ; Vulg. Eliada.) Apparently an Aramite of Zobah, the father of Rezon, which latter was captain of a marauding band that annoyed Solomon ( 1 Kings 11:23, where the name is Anglicized "Eliadah"). B.C. ante 975.

    3. (Sept. Ε᾿Λιαδά , Vulg. Eliada.) A mighty man of war ( גַּבּוֹר חִיַל ), a Benjamite, who led 200,000 (?) archers of his tribe to the army of Jehoshaphat ( 2 Chronicles 17:17). B.C. 945. (See Jehoshaphat).