Elio'nai (Hebrews Elyoenay', אֶכיוֹ נֵי, a contracted form of the name Elihoenai, the name of several men.
1. (Sept. Ε᾿λιωηναϊv v.r. Ε᾿λιθενάν, Vulg. Elioenai.) Fourth son of Becher, son of Benjamin (1Ch 7:8). B.C. post 1856.
2. (Sept. Ε᾿λιωναϊv v.r. Ε᾿λιωνηί, Vulg. Elioenai.) A chief of the posterity of Simeon (1Ch 4:36) B.C. post 1618.
3. (1Ch 26:3.) SEE ELIHOENAI. 4. (Sept. Ε᾿λιωηναϊv v.r. Ε᾿λιωναϊv, Vulg. Elioenai.) A priest of the sons of Pashur, who had married a foreign wife after the return from Babylon, but who, at Ezra's instigation, put her away with the children born of her, and offered a ram for a trespass offering (Ezr 10:22). B.C. 458. He is perhaps the same mentioned in Ne 12:41, as one of the priests who accompanied Nehemiah with trumpets at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. B.C. 446.
5. (Sept. Ε᾿λιωηναϊv v.r. Ε᾿λιωαϊv, Vulg. Elioenai.) An Israelite of the sons of Zattu, who likewise divorced his Gentile wife after the exile (Ezr 10:27). B.C. 458.
6. (Sept. Ε᾿λιωηναϊv v.r. Ε᾿λιωνναϊv and Ε᾿λιθενάν, Vulg. Elioenai.) Eldest son of Meariah, son of Shemaiah, of the descendants of Zerubbabel; his family are the latest mentioned in the Old Test. (1Ch 3:23-24). B.C. ante 280. He appears to be the same with ESLI SEE ESLI , of the maternal ancestry of Christ (Lu 3:25). (See Strong's Harmony and Expos. of the Gosp. page 16.) According to the present Hebrews text he is in the seventh generation from Zerubbabel, or about contemporary with Alexander the Great; but lord Hervey thinks that Shemaiah is identical with Shimei (verse 19), Zerubbabel's brother (Geneal. of our Lord, pages 107-109, and chapter 7).