Eliph'elet (Hebrew Eliphe'let, אלֵיפֶּלֶט, in pause Elipha'let, אלִֵיפָּלִט, God is his deliverance); the name of several men.
1. (Sept. Ε᾿λιφαλάτ v.r. Α᾿λιφαλέθ and Α᾿λιφαλετ, Vulg. Elipheleth.) One of David's distinguished warriors, styled "the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite" (2Sa 23:34); but, by some error and abbreviation, ELIPHAT SEE ELIPHAT (q.v.), the son of Ur, [and] Hepher, the Mecherathite," in the parallel passage (1Ch 11:35-36.)
2. (Sept. Ε᾿λιφαλέτ v.r. Ε᾿λιφαλέθ, Vulg. Eliphaleth.) The third of the nine sons of David, born at Jerusalem, exclusive of those by Bathsheba (1Ch 3:6; 1Ch 14:5, in which latter passage the name is written Elpalet). B.C. post 1044.
3. (Sept. Ε᾿λιφαλέτ v.r. Ε᾿λιφαλά, Vulg. Eliphelet.) The ninth of the same (1Ch 3:8; 1Ch 14:7; 2Sa 5:16, in which two latter passages the name is Anglicized "Eliphalet"). It is believed that there were not two sons of this name, but that, like Nogah, one is merely a transcriber's repetition. The two are certainly omitted in Samuel, but, on the other hand, they are inserted in two separate lists in Chronicles, and in both cases the number of sons is summed up at the close of the list. Josephus mentions but one Eliphale (Ε᾿λιφαλέ), as the last of David's eleven sons, and states that the last two were born of concubines (Ant. 7:3, 3). SEE DAVID.
4. (Sept. Ε᾿λιφαλέτ, Vulg. Eliphalet.) The third of the three sons of Eshek, of the posterity of Benjamin, and a descendant of king Saul through Jonathan (1Ch 8:39). B.C. ante 536.
5. (Sept. Ε᾿λιφαλάθ v.r. Ε᾿λιφαλάτ, Vulg. Eliphelet.) One of the sons of Adonikam, who returned from Babylon with his two brothers and 60 males (Ezr 8:13). B.C. 459.
6. (Sept. Ε᾿λιφαλέτ,Vulg. Elipheleth.) An Israelite of the lineage of Hashum, who divorced his Gentile wife after the exile (Ezr 10:33). B.C. 458.