And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is
no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do
not interpretations belong
to God? tell me them
, I pray you.
And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
In the year of the jubile the field shall return unto him of whom it was bought, even
to him to whom the possession of the land did belong
But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong
to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.
Numbers 2: Then
the tribe of Zebulun: and Eliab the son of Helon shall be
captain of the children of Zebulun.
But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was that
they should bear upon their shoulders.
On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun, did offer
And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was
the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.
This is it
unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was
Eliab the son of Helon.
We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
Numbers 26: Of
the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.
The secret things belong
unto the LORD our God: but those things which are
unto us and to our children for ever, that we
may do all the words of this law.
To me belongeth
vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due
time: for the day of their calamity is
at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
Joshua 17: Now
Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged
to the children of Ephraim;
Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.
And after him Elon, a Zebulonite, judged Israel; and he judged Israel ten years.
And Elon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Aijalon in the country of Zebulun.
And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house.
And they passed on and went their way; and the sun went down upon them when they were
by Gibeah, which belongeth
And the Levite, the husband of the woman that was slain, answered and said, I came into Gibeah that belongeth
to Benjamin, I and my concubine, to lodge.
And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging
unto Boaz, who was
of the kindred of Elimelech.
1 Samuel 6:
And these are
the golden emerods which the Philistines returned for
a trespass offering unto the LORD; for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;
1 Samuel 6:
And the golden mice, according to
the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging
to the five lords, both
of fenced cities, and of country villages, even unto the great stone of
Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth
unto this day in the field of Joshua, the Bethshemite.
1 Samuel 17:
Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth
to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim.
1 Samuel 21:
Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was
there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was
Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged
1 Samuel 30:
And David said unto him, To whom belongest
thou? and whence art
thou? And he said, I am
a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick.
1 Samuel 30:
We made an invasion upon
the south of the Cherethites, and upon the coast
to Judah, and upon the south of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire.
2 Samuel 1:
not in Gath, publish it
not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
1 Kings 1:
But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged
to David, were not with Adonijah.
1 Kings 4:
The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan:
1 Kings 15:
And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged
to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.
1 Kings 16:
In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. And the people were
encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged
to the Philistines.
1 Kings 17:
Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth
to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
1 Kings 19:
And when he saw that
, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth
to Judah, and left his servant there.
2 Kings 14:
But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth
2 Kings 14:
Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged
to Judah, for Israel, are
they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
1 Chronicles 2:
And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even
threescore cities. All these belonged to
the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 13:
And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is
, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged
to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between
the cherubims, whose name is called on it
1 Chronicles 27:
The seventh captain
for the seventh month was
Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were
twenty and four thousand.
2 Chronicles 25:
So Joash the king of Israel went up; and they saw one another in the face, both
he and Amaziah king of Judah, at Bethshemesh, which belongeth
2 Chronicles 26:
So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which belonged
to the kings; for they said, He is
a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.
Arise; for this
unto thee: we also will be
with thee: be of good courage, and do it
Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in
the royal house which belonged
to king Ahasuerus.
And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were
meet to be given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place
of the house of the women.
unto the LORD: thy blessing is
upon thy people. Selah.
The princes of the people are gathered together, even
the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong
unto God: he is greatly exalted.
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth
Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth
mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Psalms 68: He that is
our God is
the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong
the issues from death.
O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
to the wise. It is
not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
He that passeth by, and
meddleth with strife belonging
not to him, is like
one that taketh a dog by the ears.
And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,
Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with
the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?
How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it.
O Lord, righteousness belongeth
unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are
near, and that are
far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
O Lord, to us belongeth
confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
To the Lord our God belong
mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD.
For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.
And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.
Ashkelon shall see it
, and fear; Gaza also shall see it
, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong
unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
1 Corinthians 7:
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even
those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth
unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
- (ee' lahn ite) Citizen of Elon
. See Elon
. All that is told of him is simply that he judged Israel for ten years, that he died, and was buried in Elon
in Zebulun. A son of Zebulun ( Genesis 46:14 , Numbers 26:26 , where the gentilic name Elon
ites occurs). ...
. It is perhaps the same as Elon
-beth-hanan ( 1 Kings 4:9 )
- The designation of Elon
, the judge who bElon
ged to the tribe of Zebulun (Judges 12:11,12 )
- Daughter of Elon
, a Hittite, and one of the wives of Esau ( Genesis 36:2 ). ] ) the daughter of Elon
the Hittite, whom Esau takes to wife, is named Basemath (wh
- (Judges 12:11,12 ) Applied only to Elon
, the one judge produced by the tribe
A different Hebrew spelling underlies other examples of Elon
in English translations. It is probably the same place as Elon
-beth-hanan (1 Kings 4:9 ), though some read Ajalon and Bethhanan or “Elon
, and Beth-hanan” (REB)
- It appears probable that Bashemath, daughter of Elon
, is the same as ADAH, daughter of Elon
; and that Bashemath, daughter of Ishmael, is the same as MAHALATH, daughter of Ishmael
The first of Esau's three wives, the daughter of Elon
the Hittite (Genesis 36:2,4 ), called also Bashemath (26:34)
- The judge who judged Israel ten years: buried in Aijalon (or Elon
) in Zebulun (Judges 12:11-12)
- He was succeeded by Elon
Pillar, Plain of the,
- or rather "oak of the pillar" (that being the real signification of the Hebrew word Elon
), a tree which stood near Shechem and at which the men of Shechem and the house of Millo assembled to crown Abimelech the son of Gideon
- ] ) she is called the daughter of Elon
the Hittlte, while in Genesis 36:3 (prob. ] ) Esau is said to have taken Mahalath , the daughter of Ishmael, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife; and in Genesis 36:2 the first mentioned of Esau’s wives is Adah , the daughter of Elon
- ALLON or Elon
, a city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33); others translate "the oak by Zaanaim" or "the oak of the loading of tents" (compare Judges 4:11), "the plain of Zaanaim the swamp, Ewald by Kedesh
- One of the wives of Esau, daughter of Elon
the Hittite and thus 'a daughter of Canaan:' she bare to Esau his first-born son Eliphaz, who became the father of seven of the dukes of Edom
- ) ...
The second of the three sons attributed to Zebulun, (Genesis 46:14 ; Numbers 26:26 ) and the founder of the family of the Elon
ites. ) ...
the Zebulonite, who judged Israel for ten years, and was buried in Aijalon in Zebulun
- A son of Esau by his wife Adah the daughter of Elon
the Hittite (Genesis 36:4 )
- Daughter of Elon
the Hittite; one of Esau's three wives; mother of his firstborn, Eliphaz; ancestress of six of the Edomite tribes (Genesis 36:2-4; (Genesis 36:15-16); called Βashemath (Genesis 26:34), ("the fragrant")
- Place in Zebulun where Elon
one of the judges of Israel was buried
- He succeeded Elon
, and judged Israel eight years
- The tenth judge of Israel: he succeeded Elon
, and ruled eight years
- Some translations understand the underlying Hebrew to refer to a plain (KJV, plain of Meonenim; NRSV, Elon
- The burial place of the judge (Judges 12:12) Elon
- Six captivities are reckoned during the government by judges: the first, under Chushanrishathaim, king of Mesopotamia, which continued about eight years; the second, under Eglon, king of Moab, from which the Jews were delivered by Ehud; the third, under the Philistines, from which they were rescued by Shamgar; the fourth, under Jabin, king of Hazor, from which they were delivered by Deborah and Barak; the fifth, under the Midianites, from which Gideon freed them; and the sixth, under the Ammonites and Philistines, during the judicatures of Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon
, Abdon, Eli, Samson, and Samuel
- His sons were Sered, Elon
, and Jahleel, Genesis 46:14 . When the tribe of Zebulun left Egypt, it had for its chief Eliab the son of Elon
, and comprehended fifty-seven thousand four hundred men able to bear arms, Numbers 1:9-30
- He succeeded Elon
, and judged Israel eight years. Pirathon, the city to which he bElon
ged, is identified by Robinson with the modern Fer'ata, six miles W
, one of the Judges of Israel, was a Zebulunite, Judges 12:11-12 . A city in the border of Asher, but probably bElon
ging to Zebulun, Joshua 19:27
- word 'Elon
, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation
- (Joshua 10:12 ) ...
A place in Zebulon, mentioned as the burial-place of Elon
, one of the Judges
- Ninth judge: Jephthah—6 years; tenth judge: Ibzan—7 years; eleventh judge: Elon
—10 years: twelfth judge: Abdon—8 years
- " But Bashemath, daughter of Eros, is the same as Adah daughter of Elon
- Eleventh judge: Elon
; 10 years
According to Genesis 46:14 , Zebulun is the progenitor of three tribal families through his three sons Sered, Elon
, and Jahleel, who went down into Egypt with the other sons and grandsons of Jacob. There is no name corresponding to Elon
in this passage, but the names of seven of the twelve cities spoken of have been lost. , on the farther side of the plain of EsdraElon
, who headed the tribes in the anarchic and troublous time preceding the kingdom ( Judges 12:11 )
- " Of five of the judges, Tola (Judges 10:1 ), Jair (3), Ibzan, Elon
, and Abdon (12:8-15), we have no record at all beyond the bare fact that they were judges
- ' Elon
the judge was of this tribe
- ' Elon
the judge was of this tribe
, Judges 4:11 ; 9:6 (RSV, "oak;" A
- The Hebrew word translated "plain" (Elon
) signifies a grove or plantation; that of Mamre (Genesis 13:18), of Moreh (Genesis 12:6), of Zaanaim (Judges 4:11), of the pillar in Shechem (Judges 9:6), of Meonenim (Judges 9:37), of Tabor (1 Samuel 10:3)
- ” ‘Elon
occurs 10 times and only in relation to places of worship
- Esau, when aged forty, married two Canaanitish women, Judith, daughter of Beeri, the Hittite; and Bashemath, daughter of Elon
, Genesis 26:34
- Thus it was chiefly the land east of the Jordan that Ehud, Jephthah, Elon
, and Jair delivered and governed; Barak and Tola governed the northern tribes; Abdon the central; and Ibzan and Samson the southern
Judges, Book of
- Ibzan, Elon
, and Abdon (Judges 12:8-15 ) ...
I. The minor judges are Othniel, Shamgar, Tola, Jair, Ibzan, Elon
, and Abdon
- Though substantially accurate it suggests more of a maritime coast as bElon
ging to Zebulun than after facts would have prompted. Elon
the judge (Numbers 12:11-12) was of Zebulun
- It was bounded southward by the Carmel range and the southern border of the plain of EsdraElon
, whence it stretched eastward by Bethshean (Scythopolis, Beisan) to the Jordan. Its further extension southward, to include the plain of EsdraElon
, took place before the MaccabÃ¦an period. ‘Out of Galilee ariseth no prophet’ ( John 7:52 ) was another, in the face of the fact that Galilee was the home of Deborah, Barak, Ibzan, Tola, Elon
, with the prophets Jonah, Elisha, and possibly Hosea
Judges, Book of
- | Ibzan Judges 12:9 7...
Judges 13 :1 40 | Elon
Judges 12:11 10...
From Mizpeh | Abdon Judges 12:14 8...
(1 Samuel 7:12,13 ) |...
to the anointing of Saul 9 |...
Saul (in the former part of which Samuel was judge) Acts 13:21 40...
David 1 Kings 2:11 40...
Solomon's fourth year 1 Kings 6:1 3...
Deduct for parts of years being reckoned as full years 12...
These extraordinary judges, raised by God, the temporal as well as spiritual King of Israel, as His vicegerents, between Joshua and the kings were 13: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah and Barak, Gideon, Abimelech (an usurper), Tola, Jair Jephtha, Ibzan, Elon
, Abdon (Bedan 1 Samuel 12:11), Samson
- This section ( 1:1 2:5) serves as a kind of Introduction to the book, and certainly cannot have bElon
ged originally to it; ‘the whole character of Judges 1:1 to Judges 2:5 gives evidence that it was not composed for the place, but is an extract from an older history of the Israelite occupation of Canaan’ (Moore, p. As this introduction must be cut away as not bElon
ging to our book, a similar course must be followed with chs. 17 21; these form an appendix which does not bElon
g to the book. On their return they remain for a night in Gibeah, which bElon
ged to the Benjamites; here the men of the city so maltreat the concubine that she is left dead on the threshold of the house in which her lord is staying; the Levite takes up the dead body, brings it home, and, after having cut it up, sends the pieces by the hands of messengers throughout the borders of Israel, as a call to avenge the outrage. ...
The Book of Judges itself is comprised in Judges 2:6 to Judges 16:31 ; and here it is to be noticed, first of all, that a certain artificiality is observable in the structure; the exploits of twelve men are recounted, and the idea seems to be that each represents one of the twelve tribes of Israel, thus: Judah is represented by Othniel, Benjamin by Ehud, the two halves of the tribe of Manasseh by Gideon (West) and Jair (East), Issachar by Tola, Zebulun by Elon
, Naphtali by Barak, Ephralm by Abdon, Gad by Jephthah, and Dan by Samson; besides these ten there are Shamgar and Ibzan, two unimportant Judges, but against them there are the two tribes Reuben and Simeon, who, however, soon disappear; while the tribe of Levi, as always, occupies an exceptional position. ] Of the twelve Judges dealt with, seven are of Quite subordinate importance, little more than a bare mention of them being recorded; they are: Othniel ( Judges 3:7-11 ), who delivers the children of Israel from Cushan-rishathaim, king of Mesopotamia; he is mentioned incidentally in Judges 1:13 as marrying the daughter of Caleb; Shamgar ( Judges 3:31 ), of whom nothing more is said than that he killed six hundred Philistines; Tola ( Judges 10:1-2 ); Jair ( Judges 10:3-5 ); Ibzan ( Judges 12:8-10 ); Elon
( Judges 12:11-12 ); and Abdon ( Judges 12:13-15 ). 9), though certainly bElon
ging to the Gideon chapters (6 8) stands on a somewhat different basis, inasmuch as Abimelech is not reckoned among the judges (see following section): Abimelech is made king of Shechem (Judges 9:1-6 ); Jotham his brother, delivers his parable from Mt Genzim, and then flees (( Judges 6:7-9 ); the quarrel between Abimelech and the Shechemites ( Judges 9:22-25 ); Gaal raises a revolt among the Shechemites ( Judges 9:26-33 ); Abimelech quells the revolt ( Judges 9:34-41 ); Shechem is captured and destroyed ( Judges 9:42-45 ); its tower burned ( Judges 9:46-49 ); Abimelech’s attack Thehez, and his death ( Judges 9:50-57 ). In the first place, there must have taken place at some time or other a collection of these ancient records which bElon
ged originally to different tribes; one may confidently assume that a collection of this kind would have been put together from written materials; these materials would naturally have been of varying value, so that the collector would have felt himself perfectly justified in discriminating between what he had before him; some records he would retain, others he would discard; and if he found two accounts of some tradition which he considered important, he would incorporate both. In the introduction, Judges 2:6 to Judges 3:6 , to the central part of the book, the hand of the Deuteronomic compiler is observable, but part of it bElon
gs to the pre-Deuteronomic form of the book. ...
Judges 2:6 to Judges 3:6 , which forms the introduction to the main body of the book, is, with the exception of isolated notes such as Judges 2:9 , Judges 3:5 , of very little historical value; when, every time the people are oppressed, the calamity is stated to be due to apostasy from Jahweh, one cannot help feeling that the statement is altogether out of harmony with the spirit of the book itself; this theory is too characteristic of the ‘Deuteronomic’ spirit to be reckoned as bElon
ging to the period of the Judges. In the same way, the brief references to the ‘minor’ judges Shamgar ( Judges 3:31 ), Tola ( Judges 10:1-2 ), Jair ( Judges 10:5 ), Ibzan ( Judges 12:8-10 ), Elon
( Judges 12:11-12 ), and Abdon ( Judges 12:13-15 ) are historical notes of value; their Interpretation is another matter; it is possible that these names are the names of clans and not of individuals; some of them certainly occur as the names of clans in later books. 9, the story of Abimelech, is one of the oldest portions of the book, and contains for the most part genuine history; it gives an instructive glimpse of the relations between Canaanites and Israelites now brought side by side; ‘the Canaanite town Shechem, subject to Jerubbaal of Ophrah; his balf-Canaanite son Abimelech, who naturally bElon
gs to his mother’s people; the successful appeal to blood, which is “thicker than water,” by which he becomes king of Shechem, ruling over the neighbouring Israelites also; the interloper Gaal, and his kinsmen, who settle in Shechem and Instigate insurrection against Abimelech by skilfully appealing to the pride of the Shechemite aristocracy all help us better than anything else in the book to realize the situation in this period’ (Moore)
- It was bounded on the east by that tribe, while on the south it seems to have touched the northern edge of the plain of EsdraElon
, and to have included a portion of it towards the Kishon at the foot of Carmel. 22) that ‘the tribe of Zebulun’s lot included the land that lay as far as Gennesaret, and that which bElon
ged to Carmel and the sea. Apart from the southwest portion in the plain of EsdraElon
, the tribal lands consist of undulating hills and narrow valleys, which, however, widen out at places into small but extremely fertile plains, the chief of which are the plain of Toran in the east, the plain of Suchnîn in the north, and el-Battauf or the plain of Asochis in the centre. The tribe had given two judges to Israel, Ibzan of Bethlehem (Judges 12:8) and Elon
(Judges 12:11), while 3 miles from Nazareth was Gath-hepher, the birthplace of Jonah, the first prophet to the Gentiles, and his tomb is still shown there. To the south the plain of EsdraElon
, the battle-ground of Israel, lies stretched out—a glorious panorama
- Like every reprobate from a better life, Esau had far outdone the sons of Beeri and Elon
in their impieties and debaucheries. Rebekah would have children; and then she would know the secret things that bElon
ged to Him who was forming her children in her womb; and, then, not able to wade into, and to keep her feet in the deep places of God, she fell into a life-long snare and sea of trouble, and laboured all her days under a life-long cross
Government of the Hebrews
- For many of the judges, for instance, Jair, Ibzan, Elon
, Abdon, Eli, and Samuel, ruled the nation in peace