Eliada (I-li´uh-duh; Heb., “God knows”)

1 One of David’s sons born in Jerusalem (2Sam 5:16), also called Beeliada (Heb., “Baal knows,” 1Chr 14:7). Although Baal could simply mean “lord,” names that contained “Baal” were sometimes changed to avoid any association with the Canaanite fertility god of that name. 2 The father of Rezon, the ruler of Syria and enemy of David (1Kgs 11:23). 3 A Benjaminite commander of two hundred thousand bowmen under King Jehoshaphat (2Chr 17:17).

2Sam 5:16

16Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet.

1Chr 14:7

7Elishama, Beeliada, and Eliphelet.

1Kgs 11:23

23God raised up another adversary against Solomon, Rezon son of Eliada, who had fled from his master, King Hadadezer of Zobah.

2Chr 17:17

17Of Benjamin: Eliada, a mighty warrior, with two hundred thousand armed with bow and shield,

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