1) (fl. 10th cent BCE)
   Israelite warrior. According to II Samuel 21:19 he killed Goliath; in I Chronicles 20:5 it is stated that he killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath.
   2) Legendary Jewish pope. According to tradition, he was the son of Simeon the Great of Mainz.

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  • ELHANAN — (Heb. אֶלְחָנָן; God has mercy ), the name of two biblical characters: (1) the son of Dodo of Beth Lehem and one of David s mighty men, mentioned after asahel in the list of the 30 warriors (II Sam. 23:24; I Chron. 11:26); (2) the son of Jaare… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elhanan — may refer to:* The biblical Elhanan son of Dodo, mentioned in 2 Samuel 23:24 and 1 Chronicles 11:26, one of King David s elite fighters known as The Thirty.* The biblical Elhanan son of Jair (also called Jaare Oregim), mentioned in 2 Samuel 21:19 …   Wikipedia

  • ELHANAN — (Paulus Pragensis?; 16th century), apostate and author of missionary works, favored by the Hapsburg emperor rudolf ii . Born in Prague, Elhanan became converted to Christianity and was baptized in Chelm, Poland, although his wife and children did …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elhanan —    Whom God has graciously bestowed.    1) A warrior of the time of David famed for his exploits. In the Authorized Version (2 Sam. 21:19) it is recorded that Elhanan the son of Jaare oregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath. The… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • ELHANAN BEN SHEMARIAH — (d. 1026), head of the academy in Fostat (Old Cairo), Egypt, at the beginning of the 11th century. Elhanan studied at the Pumbedita academy during the gaonate of sherira with whom he later exchanged responsa as he did with the latter s son and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ELHANAN BEN YAKAR — (first half of the 13th century), Ḥasidei Ashkenaz theologian. Elhanan, who lived in London, seems also to have traveled on the continent. In common with the Ḥasidei Ashkenaz, his main interest was in esoteric theology and all his known writings… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ELHANAN BEN ḤUSHIEL — (first half 11th century), av betdin in kairouan , Tunisia. Elhanan went to Kairouan from Italy with his father at the end of the tenth century. His name appears in verses contained in a letter of R. Ḥushiel to (publ. by S. Schechter in JQR, 11… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elhanan Helpman — (* 30. März 1946 in Dzalabad) ist ein israelischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler. Er lehrt an der Harvard Universität internationalen Handel. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ELHANAN BEN ISAAC OF DAMPIERRE — (d. 1184), tosafist; son of isaac b. samuel the Elder of Dampierre whom he predeceased. Elhanan was martyred, but the circumstances are unknown. Although he wrote tosafot to many tractates,   only those to Avodah Zarah up to p. 35a are extant… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elhanan Tanenboym — (auch: Elhanan Tenenboim und weitere Schreibweisen, hebräisch ‏‏אלחנן טננבוים‎‎‎; * 12. August 1946) ist ein israelischer Geschäftsmann und früherer Oberst der Israelischen Streitkräfte. Tanenboyms Entführung wurde am 16. Oktober 2000 durch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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