Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Eliab : to whom God is father.

  1. A Reubenite, son of Pallu (Numbers 16:1,12; 26:8,9; Deuteronomy 11:6).
  2. A son of Helon, and chief of the tribe of Zebulun at the time of the census in the wilderness (Numbers 1:9; 2:7).
  3. The son of Jesse, and brother of David (1 Samuel 16:6). It was he who spoke contemptuously to David when he proposed to fight Goliath (1 Samuel 17:28).
  4. One of the Gadite heroes who joined David in his stronghold in the wilderness (1 Chronicles 12:9).
Related Resources
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names
  • Smith’s Bible Dictionary