ChristianAnswers.Net WebBible Encyclopedia

Elihu

Meaning: whose God is he

This was the name of several Biblical men.

  1. “the son of Barachel, a Buzite” (Job 32:2), one of Job’s friends

    When the debate between Job and his friends is brought to a close, Elihu for the first time makes his appearance, and delivers his opinion on the points at issue (Job 32-37).

  2. the son of Tohu, and grandfather of Elkanah (1 Sam. 1:1)

    He is also called Eliel (1 Chr. 6:34) and Eliab (6:27).

  3. one of the captains of thousands of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20)

  4. one of the family of Obed-edom, who were appointed porters of the house of the Lord under David (1 Chr. 26:7)

  5. a brother of King David 1 Chr. 27:18