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Meaning: God his help.

This was the name of various biblical men.

  1. Eliezer of Damascus, born among Abram’s household and possibly his steward

    But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Abram also said, “Since You have given me no son, one who has been born in my house is my heir.” —Genesis 15:2-3 NASB

    This man was apparently the head of Abram’s household, a steward or overseer (“possessor” in the Revised King James Version) of Abraham’s house. His connection with Damascus is not made clear.

    Most surmise that the unnamed “servant, the elder of [Abraham’s] house, that ruled over all that he had” (Genesis 24:2 KJV) and who obtained Rebekah (Rebeccah) as a bride for Isaac was Eliezer. It was probably Eliezer who Abraham to the old home of his family in Padan-aram to seek a wife for his son Isaac. This event is explained at length in Genesis 24.

  2. The son of Becher, and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr. 7:8).

  3. Eliezer, son of Moses

    One of the two sons of Moses, born born while he sought refuge from Pharaoh’s sword in Midian (Exodus 18:4; 1 Chr. 23:15, 17). He remained with his mother (Zipporah) and brother Gershom with Jethro when Moses returned to Egypt (Exodus 18:4). They were restored to Moses when Jethro heard of his departure out of Egypt.

    Jethro is Zipporah’s father.

  4. Eliezer, a priest

    He was one of the priests who blew the trumpet before the ark of the covenant when it was brought to Jerusalem (1 Chr. 15:24).

  5. Eliezer, son of Zichri

    He was a chief of the Reubenites under David (1 Chr. 27:16).

  6. Eliezer, a prophet

    He was a prophet in the time of King Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 20:37).

    He was a son of son of Dodavah.

    Eliezer rebuked Jehoshaphat for aligning himself with Ahaziah, the King of Israel, and building ships with him in Ezion-Geber which were to sail to Tarshish for trade.

    Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu [Dodavah] of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, “Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, the Lord has destroyed your works.” So the ships were wrecked and could not go to Tarshish. —2 Chronicles 20:37 NASB

  7. Eliezer, an ancestor of Mary, the mother of Jesus

    He is mentioned in Luke 3:29.

  8. Eliezer, a leading man of Ezra’s time

    So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, teachers. —Ezra 8:16 NASB

  9. Eliezer, a priest with a foreign wife

    Among the sons of the priests who had married foreign wives were found of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah. —Ezra 10:18 NASB

  10. Eliezer, a Levite with a foreign wife

    Of Levites there were Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah and Eliezer. —Ezra 10:23 NASB

  11. Eliezer, son of Harim

    and of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon —Ezra 10:31 NASB

Article Version: July 11, 2021