Eliz'aphan (Hebrew Elitsaphan', אלִֵיצָפָּן, whom God has protected; Sept. Ε᾿λισαφάυ), the name of two men.
1. Second son of Uzziel, and chief of the Kohathite Levites at the Exode (Numbers in, 30; Ex 6:22). B.C. 1657. He, with his elder brother, was directed by Moses to carry away the corpses of their sacrilegious cousins Nadab and Abihu (Le 10:4). In these two last-cited passages the name is written contracted into ELZAPHAN SEE ELZAPHAN . — His family was known and represented in the days of king David (1Ch 15:8), and took part in the revival of Hezekiah (2Ch 29:13).
2. Son of Parnoch, and phylarch (נָשִׂיא, "prince") of the tribe of Zebulon at the Exode, being one of the men appointed to assist Moses in apportioning the land of Canaan.