Meaning: cherished; who finds mercy
This was the name of six biblical men:
Father of Elkanah, and grandfather of the prophet Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1).
The father of Azareel, the “captain” of the tribe of Dan (1 Chr. 27:22).
1 Chronicles 12:7; a Benjamite.
2 Chronicles 23:1; one whose son assisted in placing Joash on the throne.
1 Chronicles 9:8; a Benjamite.
1 Chronicles 9:12; a priest, perhaps the same as in Neh. 11:12.