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Eleasah meaning

אלעשה
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🔼The name Eleasah in the Bible

The name Eleasah (or Elasah, as some translations have it) occurs four times in the Bible:

  • Eleasah is the name of a man from Judah (1 Chronicles 2:39).
  • A Benjaminite (1 Chronicles 8:37).
  • A priest who divorced his foreign wife during the purge of Ezra (Ezra 10:22).
  • A postman who delivered Jeremiah's letter to the exiles in Babylon (Jeremiah 29:3).

🔼Etymology of the name Eleasah

The name Eleasah consists of two elements. The first element is אל (El), either the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

The second element comes from the verb עשה ('asa), meaning to do, fashion, accomplish:

🔼Eleasah meaning

The name Eleasah means God Has Made (NOBSE Study Bible Name List) or Whom God Made (BDB Theological Dictionary) and is the reversal of the name Asahel, Made By God.

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