Origin of the name ELEAZAR.
Etymology of the name ELEAZAR.
Meaning of the baby name ELEAZAR.


ELEAZAR (אֶלְעָזָרְ).  Biblical.  [Hebrew = "to whom God is a help," "whose help is God"].  Also see Elazar and Lazarus.

    (1) The 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. xii. 42).
    (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)


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