🔼The name Eleasah: Summary
- God Has Made
- From (1) the word אל ('el), God, and (2) the verb עשה ('asa), to do or make.
🔼The name Eleasah in the Bible
The name Eleasah (or Elasah, as some translations have it) occurs four times in the Bible:
🔼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:
In names אל ('el) usually refers to אלהים ('elohim), that is Elohim, or God, also known as אלה ('eloah). In English, the words 'God' and 'god' exclusively refer to the deity but in Hebrew the words אל ('l) and אלה ('lh) are far more common and may express approach and negation, acts of wailing and pointing, and may even mean oak or terebinth.
The second element comes from the verb עשה ('asa), meaning to do, fashion, accomplish:
The verb עשה ('asa) means to do, make happen or work with. Noun מעשה (ma'aseh) means deed, act, work, doing, making and so on.
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.