Origin of the name ELEAZAR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ELEAZAR.
[Hebrew = "to whom God is a help," "whose help is
God"]. Also see Elazar
third son of Aaron (Exod. vi. 23; Numb. iii. 2; xxvi. 60; 1 Chron. vi.
3; xxiv. 1). He married a daughter of Putiel, who bore him a son,
the celebrated Phinehas (Exod. vi. 25; 1 Chron. vi. 50). With his
brothers and his father he was consecrated a priest, and afterwards
acted as such (Exod. xxviii. 1; Numb. iii. 4; xvi. 37-40; xix. 3).
He was not allowed to mourn when his elder brothers, Nadab and Abihu,
were killed for offering strange fire (Lev. x. 6-20). He then
became chief of the Levites, and second only to Aaron in priestly
authority (Numb. iii. 32). Just before Aaron died on Mount Hor,
Eleazar, who had been directed to ascend the mountain with him, was
invested with his sacred garments, and succeeded him in the high
priesthood (xx. 25-28; Deut. x. 6). Then in place of the
combination "Moses and Aaron" (Nu;mb. iv. 1; xix. 1; xx. 12,
etc.) there is "Moses and Eleazar" (xxvi. 3; xxxii. 2), to be
succeeded in due time by "Joshua and Eleazar" or "Eleazar
and Joshua" (xxxii. 28; xxxiv. 17; Josh. xiv. 1). Eleazar
took a prominent part in distributing Canaan by lot among the several
tribes (Josh. xiv. 1). He was buried in a hill belonging to his
son Phinehas in Mt. Ephraim (xxiv. 33).
(2) A Levite, a son of Mahli and the grandson of
Merari. He had no sons, but only daughters (1 Chron. xxiii. 21,
22; xxiv. 28).
(3) A son of Abinadab. He was consecrated by
his father to keep the Ark when it arrived from the Philistrine country
at Kirjath-jearim (1 Sam. vii. 1).
(4) One of David's mighty men, a son of Dodo, the
Ahohite (2 Sam. xxiii. 9; 1 Chron. xi. 12).
(5) A Levite, son of a certain Phinehas. He
lived in the time of Ezra (Ezra viii. 33).
(6) A son of Parosh. He was induced by Ezra to
put away his foreign wife (Ezra x. 25).
(7) A priest, one of those who acted as musicians at
the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem in the time of Jeremiah (Neh.
(8) The son of Eliud, and the father of Matthan, in
the genealogy of our Lord (Matt. i. 15).
¶ Eleazar is the proper Hebrew name which in the
gospels of Luke and John becomes Lazarus
(q.v.). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)