also known as: Eleazer
Meaning: God has helped.
This was the name of 6 biblical men.
After the death of Nadab and Abihu (Leviticus 10:12; Numbers 3:4) he was appointed to the charge of the sanctuary (Numbers 3:32). On Mount Hor he was clothed with the sacred vestments, which Moses took from off his brother Aaron and put upon him as successor to his father in the high priest’s office, which he held for more than twenty years (Numbers 20:25-29).
The high-priesthood remained in his family till the time of Eli, into whose family it passed, till it was restored to the family of Eleazar in the person of High Priest Zadok (1 Samuel 2:35; compare 1 Kings 2:27).
The word here rendered “hill” is Gibeah, the name of several towns in Israel which were generally on or near a hill. The words may be more suitably rendered, “They buried him in Gibeah of Phinehas,” i.e., in the city of Phinehas, which has been identified, in accordance with Jewish and Samaritan traditions, with Kefr Ghuweirah='Awertah, about 7 miles north of Shiloh, and a few miles southeast of Nablus. “His tomb is still shown there, overshadowed by venerable terebinths.”
Others, however, have identified it with the village of Gaba or Gebena of Eusebius, the modern Khurbet Jibia, 5 miles north of Guphna towards Nablus.
Eleazar, an inhabitant of Kirjath-jearim who was “sanctified” to take charge of the ark of the covenant, although not allowed to touch it, while it remained in the house of his father Abinadab (1 Samuel 7:1-2; compare Numbers 3:31; 4:15)
Eleazar, the son of Dodo the Ahohite, of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the 3 most eminent of David’s 37 heroes (1 Chronicles 11:12) who broke through the Philistine host and brought him water from the well of Bethlehem (2 Samuel 23:9, 16)
Eleazar, the son of Eliud