Heli, or Rather Eli
He'li, or rather Eli (᾿Ηλί, in some ed. ᾿Ηλί or ᾿Ηλεί, Heb. עֵלַר, Ei), a name that occurs once in the N.T. and once in the Apocrypha.
1. The third of three names inserted between Achitob and Amarias in the genealogy of Ezra, in 2 Esd. 1:2, for which there is no corresponding name in the Heb. list (Ezr 7:2-3).
2. The father-in-law of Joseph, and maternal grandfather of Christ (Lu 3:23). B.C. ante 22. SEE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST.