The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Whom God has graciously bestowed.

1. A warrior of the time of David famed for his exploits. In the Authorized Version (2 Samuel 21:19) it is recorded that "Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath." The Revised Version here rightly omits the words "the brother of." They were introduced in the Authorized Version to bring this passage into agreement with 1 Chronicles 20:5, where it is said that he "slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath." Goliath the Gittite was killed by David (1 Samuel 17). The exploit of Elhanan took place late in David's reign.

2. The son of Dodo, and one of David's warriors (2 Samuel 23:24).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

grace, or gift, or mercy of God

Naves Topical Index

1. A distinguished warrior in the time of David, who slew Lahmi, the brother of Goliath, Gittite
2 Samuel 21:19; 1 Chronicles 20:5

2. Son of Dodo, one of David's heroes
2 Samuel 23:24; 1 Chronicles 11:26

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(the grace of God).

  1. A distinguished warrior in the time of King David, who performed a memorable exploit against the Philistines. (2 Samuel 21:19; 1 Chronicles 20:5) (B.C. about 1020.)
  2. One of "the thirty" of David's guard, and named first on the list. (2 Samuel 23:24; 1 Chronicles 11:26)