E'lon a name occurring in two forms in the Hebrews (but both having the primitive sense of oak [q.v.]), as that of a place, and also of three men.
1. (Hebrews Eylon', אֵילון; Sept. Ε᾿λών.) A city of Dan, mentioned between Jethlah and Timnath (Jos 19:43); probably the same elsewhere (1Ki 4:9) more fully called ELON-BETH-HANAN SEE ELON-BETH-HANAN (q.v.).
2. (Hebrews Eylon', אֵילןֹ and אֵילוֹן; Sept. ῾Ελών and Αἰλὸμ v.r. Ε᾿λώμ.) A Hittite, father of Bashemath (Ge 26:34) or Adah (Ge 36:3), the first wife of Esau (q.v.). B.C. ante 1963.
3. (Hebrews Elon', אֵלוֹן; Sept. Α᾿λλών and Α᾿λλῶν v.r. Α᾿ορών.) The second of the three sons of Zebulon (Ge 46:14), and father of the family of the Elonites (Nu 26:26). B.C. 1856.
4. (Hebrews Eylon', אֵילוֹן; Sept. Ε᾿λών, Josephus ᾿Ηλών, Vulg. Ahialon.) A native of the tribe of Zebulon (perhaps a descendant of the preceding), and the 11th of the Hebrew judges for ten years (Jg 12:11-12), B.C. 1243-34; which are simply noted as a period of tranquility (comp. Josephus, Ant. 5:7, 14). SEE JUDGES.