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eliab in the Bible

to whom God is father. (1.) A Reubenite, son of Pallu (Num. 16:1, 12; 26:8, 9; Deut. 11:6). (2.) A son of Helon, and chief of the tribe of Zebulun at the time of the census in the wilderness (Num. 1:9; 2:7). (3.) The son of Jesse, and brother of David (1 Sam. 16:6). It was he who spoke contemptuously to David when he proposed to fight Goliath (1 Sam. 17:28). (4.) One of the Gadite heroes who joined David in his stronghold in the wilderness (1 Chr. 12:9).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • I remember he was wont to drink coffee, which he and his brother eliab did, before coffee-houses were in fashion in London.

    A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • This was the judgment of eliab, in reference to the actings of David.

    Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • eliab (shaking off hand): He is a babe, fit only to tend sheep.

    Shorter Bible Plays Rita Benton
  • Why had not eliab acted himself for the defence of his brethren?

    Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • Thou speakest well, eliab answered him, and for thee to speak well twice in the same day is well-nigh a miracle.

    The Brook Kerith George Moore
  • So the time has come for us to lose thee, mate, eliab answered.

    The Brook Kerith George Moore
  • Harvey died at Roehampton in the house of his brother eliab on the 3rd of June, 1657.

    William Harvey D'Arcy Powers
  • Well, prate not to me, daughter of eliab; for I need it not.

  • Thus I give the remainder of my lands unto my loving brother eliab and his heirs.

    William Harvey D'Arcy Powers
  • In the tribe of Zabulon the prince was eliab the son of Helon.

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