God made. (1.) One of the descendants of Judah, of the family of Hezron (1 Chr. 2:39, "Eleasah"). (2.) A descendant of king Saul (1 Chr. 8:37; 9:43). (3.) The son of Shaphan, one of the two who were sent by Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar, and also took charge of Jeremiah's letter to the captives in Babylon (Jer. 29:3).