[some Ela'sah] (Hebrews Elasah', עֶלעָשָׁה, whom God made; Vulg. Elasa), the name of four men (variously Anglicized in the A.V.). SEE ELEASA.
1. (Sept. Ε᾿λεασά.) The son of Helez, and father of Sisamai; one of the descendants of Judah, of the family of Hezron (1Ch 2:39, A.V. "Eleasah"). B.C. post 1046.
2. (Sept. Ε᾿λεασά v.r. Ε᾿λασά, A.V. "Eleasah.") A son of Rapha or Repharah, and father of Azel; descendant of king Saul through Jonathan and Meribbaal or Mephibosheth (1Ch 8:37; 1Ch 9:43). B.C. considerably ante 588.
3. (Sept. Ε᾿λεασάρ v.r. Ε᾿λεασάν, A.V. "Elasah.") The son of Shaphan; one of the two men who were sent on a mission by king Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon after the first deportation from Jerusalem, and who at the same time took charge of the letter of Jeremiah the prophet to the captives in Babylon (Jer 29:3). B.C. 594.
4. (Sept. ᾿Ηλασά, A.V. "Elasah.") One of the Bene-Pashur, a priest, who renounced the Gentile wife whom he had married after the return from Babylon (Ezr 10:22). B.C. 458.