Hitchcock's Bible NamesEldad
favored of God; love of God
Smith's Bible DictionaryEldad
(favored of God) and Medad (love), two of the seventy elders to whom was communicated the prophetic power of Moses. (Numbers 11:16,26) (B.C. 1490.) Although their names were upon the last which Moses had drawn up, (Numbers 11:26) they did not repair with the rest of their brethren to the tabernacle, but continued to prophesy in the camp. moses, being requested by Joshua to forbid this, refused to do so, and expressed a wish that the gift of prophecy might be diffused throughout the people.
ATS Bible DictionaryEldad
And MEDAD, Two of the seventy elders appointed to aid Moses in governing the people. The spirit of prophecy coming upon them, they prophesied in the camp at a distance from Moses. Joshua censured them for this as an irregularity, but they were nobly vindicated by Moses, Numbers 11:24-29.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaELDAD
el'-dad ('eldadh, "God has loved"):
One of the 70 elders chosen by Moses at the command of Yahweh to share "the burden of the people" (Numbers 11:16-25). Eldad and his companion Medad were not present with the rest at the tent of meeting, yet the Spirit rested also upon them and they prophesied in the camp (Numbers 11:26-29).
ELDAD AND MODAD, BOOK OF
In the Septuagint they are called Eldad and Modad. In the King James Version the names are given as Eldad and Medad; meaning "God has loved" ("God loves") and "object of love" (?).
They were two of the seventy elders chosen by Moses (Numbers 11:26), and while the others obeyed the summons and went to the tabernacle, these two remained in the camp and prophesied (Numbers 11:26). The nature of their prophecy is not recorded, and this naturally became a good subject for the play of the imagination. It furnished the basis for a lost work which was quoted by Hermas (Vis 2 3): "The Lord is near to them who return unto him, as it is written in Eldad and Modad, who prophesied to the people in the wilderness." The Palestine Targums also filled in the subject of the prophecy of Eldad and Modad, and, as they have it, it related to the coming of Gog and Magog against Israel at the end of the days. One of the Targums has the expression, "The Lord is near to them that are in the hour of tribulation." The authors of the Targums were either dependent upon that work or upon a similar tradition; and the former of these views is the more probable. Lightfoot and Holtzman think the lengthy quotation in 1 Clem 23 and 2 Clem 11 is from the Book of Eldad and Modad. The work is found in the Stichometry of Nicephorus and consists of 400 stichoi, which would make it about twice the length of the Cant.
A. W. Fortune
MODAD, BOOK OF ELDAD AND
See ELDAD AND MODAD, BOOK OF.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Whom God has loved, one of the seventy elders whom Moses appointed (Numbers 11:26
, 27) to administer justice among the people. He, with Medad, prophesied in the camp instead of going with the rest to the tabernacle, as Moses had commanded. This incident was announced to Moses by Joshua, who thought their conduct in this respect irregular. Moses replied, "Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the Lord's people were prophets" (Numbers 11:24
-30; Comp. Mark 9:38
; Luke 9:49
Strong's Hebrew419. Eldad -- "God has loved," an Israelite name... Eldad
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449. Elidad -- "God has loved," an Israelite name
... Word Origin from the same as Eldad Definition "God has loved," an Isr. ... Elidad. From
the same as 'Eldad; God of (his) love; Elidad, an Israelite -- Elidad. ...
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