Elizaphan (El´uh-zay´fan; Heb., “God protects”)

1 A Levite, the son of Uzziel; a clan leader of the Kohathites who were in charge of the utensils of the tabernacle (Num 3:30); he is probably the same person referred to elsewhere as Elzaphan (Exod 6:22; Lev 10:4). 2 A levitical family group (“sons of Elizaphan”) headed by Shemaiah who helped bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem during the reign of King David (1Chr 15:8). The same family group later took part in the cleansing of the Temple during the reforms of Hezekiah (2Chr 29:13). 3 The son of Parnach; a leader of the tribe of Zebulun who supervised the apportionment of land within the tribe (Num 34:25).

Num 3:30

30with Elizaphan son of Uzziel as head of the ancestral house of the clans of the Kohathites.

Exod 6:22

22The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri.

Lev 10:4

4Moses summoned Mishael and Elzaphan, sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, “Come forward, and carry your kinsmen away from the front of the sanc ... View more

1Chr 15:8

8of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, with two hundred of his kindred;

2Chr 29:13

13and of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeuel; and of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah;

Num 34:25

25Of the tribe of the Zebulunites a leader, Eli-zaphan son of Parnach.

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