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Eliab

Meaning: 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).