[el-uh-hyoo, ih-lahy-hyoo] /ˈɛl əˌhyu, ɪˈlaɪ hyu/

a young man who entered into discourse with Job. Job. 32–37.
a male given name.

masc. proper name, Hebrew, literally “he is my God.”

whose God is he. (1.) “The son of Barachel, a Buzite” (Job 32:2), one of Job’s friends. When the debate between Job and his friends is brought to a close, Elihu for the first time makes his appearance, and delivers his opinion on the points at issue (Job 32-37). (2.) The son of Tohu, and grandfather of Elkanah (1 Sam. 1:1). He is called also Eliel (1 Chr. 6:34) and Eliab (6:27). (3.) One of the captains of thousands of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20). (4.) One of the family of Obed-edom, who were appointed porters of the temple under David (1 Chr. 26:7).


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