the oldest of the four sons of Javan (Gen. 10:4), whose descendants peopled Greece. It has been supposed that Elishah's descendants peopled the Peloponnesus, which was known by the name of Elis. This may be meant by "the isles of Elishah" (Ezek. 27:7).
There is also another reason given as the cause for elishah's backsliding and apostacy.
elishah ben Abuyah, a most learned man, became in after-life an apostate.
Rabbi Meir left the college, and overtaking elishah walked along by his horse's side.
What caused such a learned man as elishah to turn to evil ways?
The colleges listened to the appeal and supported the daughters of elishah.
When elishah waxed old he was taken sick, and Rabbi Meir, learning of the illness of his aged teacher, called upon him.
Thy teacher, elishah, is riding by on horseback on this holy Sabbath day.