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Elead meaning

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🔼The name Elead in the Bible

The name Elead occurs only once in the Bible. He is mentioned as one of the sons of Ephraim, the son of Joseph (1 Chronicles 7:21).

Elead appears to be one of two of Ephraim's sons who were killed by a cattle-steeling band of Gathites (the other being Ezer), which obviously caused Ephraim great grief.

What his unnamed wife thought of the situation isn't told, but while consoling her husband she conceived of a son who was given the commemorative name Beriah.

🔼Etymology of the name Elead

The name Elead consists of two elements, the first one being אל (El), the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

The second part of our name comes from the verb עוד ('ud), and in this case is thought to mean to witness or testify:

🔼Elead meaning

For a meaning of the name Elead, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read God Has Testified. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names derived our name from the same verb but insists that this time it means to praise, and proposes Whom God Praises.

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