Helon (Hee´lon; Heb., possibly “strong”)

The father of the Zebulunite leader Eliab. Helon is mentioned in Numbers (Num 1:9, Num 2:7, Num 7:24, Num 7:29, Num 10:16) in connection with his son’s status and activities.

Num 1:9

9From Zebulun, Eliab son of Helon.

Num 2:7

7Then the tribe of Zebulun: The leader of the Zebulunites shall be Eliab son of Helon,

Num 7:24

24On the third day Eliab son of Helon, the leader of the Zebulunites:

Num 7:29

29and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab son of Helon.

Num 10:16

16and over the company of the tribe of Zebulun was Eliab son of Helon.

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