(fl. 11th cent BCE)
   Israelite, father of Samuel (I Samuel 1:1 ff).

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  • ELKANAH — (Heb. אֶלְקָנָה; God has created ), father of samuel . I Samuel 1:1 names four generations of Elkanah s ancestors, thereby suggesting his important lineage. He lived in Ramathaim Zophim (ibid.), which was apparently Ramah in the land of Zuph, at… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elkanah — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Elkanah o Elqana (en hebreo: אלקנה‎) es un asentamiento israelí y un consejo local en el oeste de la región de Samaria de Cisjordania. Fue fundado en 1977 por un grupo perteneciente al movimiento Gush Emunim de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Elkanah — There are several persons in the Bible called Elkanah:* Elkanah (husband of Hannah) * A Levite, ancestor of a certain Berechiah. (1 Chronicles 9: 16) * A Levite, son of the rebellious Korah and brother of Abiasaph. (Exodus 6: 24) * A Levite,… …   Wikipedia

  • Elkanah — noun a) One of several minor characters in the Old Testament,including the father of Samuel. b) of Biblical origin …   Wiktionary

  • Elkanah —    God created.    1) The second son of Korah (Ex. 6:24), or, according to 1 Chr. 6:22, 23, more correctly his grandson.    2) Another Levite of the line of Heman the singer, although he does not seem to have performed any of the usual Levitical… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Elkanah — n. male first name (Hebrew); husband of Hannah and Pnina (Biblical); father of Samuel (Biblical); head of a Levite family (Biblical); doorkeeper of the Ark of the Covenant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Elkanah (husband of Hannah) — Elkanah was, according to the Books of Samuel, the husband of Hannah, and the father of her children including her first either Samuel or Saul depending on whether it is those who take the Bible at face value or textual scholars (respectively)… …   Wikipedia

  • Elkanah Watson — (January 22, 1758 ndash; December 5, 1842) was a visionary traveller and writer, agriculturist and canal promoter. He was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts and died at Port Kent, New York. During the American Revolutionary War he carried dispatches …   Wikipedia

  • Elkanah Kelsey Dare — was a New England Methodist minister [http://phonoarchive.org/grove/Entries/S25584.htm Shape Note Hymnody] born 1782, and died 1826. He was one of the first American Composers [http://www.voxnovus.com/resources/American Composer Timeline.htm… …   Wikipedia

  • Elkanah Settle — (January 1, 1648 ndash; February 12, 1724), was an English poet and playwright.He was born at Dunstable, and entered Trinity College, Oxford, in 1666, but left without taking a degree. His first tragedy, Cambyses, King of Persia , was produced at …   Wikipedia

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