Elijah to Enmishpat
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Elijah (Elias)
My God is Jehovah, God of Jehovah
Strong's #H452, G2243

The King James New Testament spells Elijah's name as Elias. Two people are named Elijah in the Old Testament, the most well known of which was a prophet who interacted with King Ahab.

References
1Kings 17 - 19, 21:17 - 28, 2Kings 1 - 2, 3:11, 9:36, 10:10 - 17, 2Chronicles 21:12, Ezra 10:21, Malachi 4:5, Matthew 11:14, 16:14,17:3 - 12, 27:47, 49, etc.

Additional Study:

Eliphaz
My God is gold
Strong's #H464

Eliphas was the name of one of Esau's sons and the name of one of Job's three friends.

References
Genesis 36:4 - 16, 1Chronicles 1:35 - 36, Job 2:11, 4:1, 15:1, 22:1, 42:7, 9

Elisabeth (Elizabeth)
Oath of God
Strong's #G1665

Elisabeth is the King James New Testament spelling of Elizabeth. She is noteworthy not only for giving birth to John the Baptist but also being the cousin of Mary, Jesus' mother.

References
Luke 1:5 - 57

Elisha
God is salvation
Strong's #H477

Elisha was Elijah's prophetic successor. He received 'a double portion' of Elijah's spirit after seeing him leave on a chariot of fire.

References
1Kings 19:16 - 19, 2Kings 2 - 9, 13:14 - 21

Eliud
God is majesty, God his praise
Strong's #G1664

References
Matthew 1:14 - 15

Ellasar
God is chastener
Strong's #H495

Arioch, king of Ellasar, was part of a confederation of kings, led by Chedorlaomer, that initiated the first wars in Scripture.

References
Genesis 14:1, 9

Elon
Terebinth, mighty, oakgrove
Strong's #H356

Elon, from the tribe of Zebulon, was one of Israel Judges. He served from 1074 to 1064 B.C.

References
Genesis 26:34, 36:2, 46:14, Numbers 26:26, Joshua 19:43, Judges 12:11 - 12

Eltekeh
Let God spue thee out
Strong's #H514

Eltekeh was a Levitical city within the tribe of Dan's inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 19:44

Eltekon
God is straight
Strong's #H515

Eltekon was a Levitical city within the tribe of Judah's inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:59

Eltolad
God is generator, God's generations
Strong's #H513

Eltolad was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:30

Elymas
A wise man
Strong's #G1681

Elymas the sorcerer was also known as Bar-jesus, a name which means "son of Jesus" (Strong's #G919). For more information, see his listing in our series on people connected to the Apostle Paul.

References
Acts 13:6, 8

Emims
Terrors
Strong's #H368

The Emins were a group of giants that were defeated at Shaveh Kiriathaim by Chedorlaomer's forces. According to Deuteronomy, these people, who at one time were quite numerous and tall, lived in the land that was later inhabited by the Moabites.

References
Genesis 14:5, Deuteronomy 2:10 - 11

Emmanuel
God with us
Strong's #G1694

Emmanuel, spelled Immanuel in most translations other than the King James, is one of the many names and titles given to Jesus Christ.

Additional Study:
References
Matthew 1:23

Emmaus
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Enam
Double spring (fountain)
Strong's #H5879

Enam was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:34

Endor
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Engannim
Fountain of gardens
Strong's #H5873

Engannim was a Levitical city in the tribe of Issachar's territory. It is also the name of a city within Judah's territory.

References
Joshua 15:34, 19:21, 21:29

Engedi
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Enhazor
Fountain of a village, fount of Hazor
Strong's #H5877

Enhazor was a city given to the tribe of Naphtali as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 19:37

Enmishpat
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