🔼The name Elizur in the Bible
There is only once man named Elizur in the Bible, but note that this name is the reverse of Zuriel. Elizur, son of Shedeur, was the leader of the tribe of Reuben from the first census onward (Numbers 1:5). His tribe was stationed on the south side of the tabernacle, together with the tribes of Simeon and Gad, but it appears that Reuben was the leader of the three (Numbers 2:10). When the contributions for the tabernacle were surrendered, Elizur offered his tribe's gifts on the fourth day (Numbers 7:30, 7:35), preceded by the tribes of Judah, Issachar and Zebulun, and the same order was followed when Israel broke up camp and marched behind the Levites who carried the tabernacle (Numbers 10:18).
🔼Etymology of the name Elizur
The name Elizur consists of two elements. The first part is 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 following root cluster:
For a meaning of the name Elizur, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Is A Rock, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has God The Rock and BDB Theological Dictionary proposes God Is Rock.