[ el-ee-ey-zer ]

  1. a son of Aaron and his successor in the priesthood. Numbers 20:28.

Origin of Eleazar

From Greek Eleázar, from Hebrew Elʿāzār “God has helped”

Words Nearby Eleazar

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How to use Eleazar in a sentence

  • The will of Eleazar the Levite of Mainz is a simple document, without literary merit, but containing a clear exposition of duty.

  • Certainly there was a fitness in placing together the record of the death of Joshua and the death of Eleazar.

  • Eleazar, for example, a man ninety years old, sternly refused to partake of the abominable food.

    Bible Animals; | J. G. Wood
  • When these troops arrived, the party of peace took possession of the upper city; while Eleazar and the war party held the Temple.

    For the Temple | G. A. Henty
  • All things had grown so familiar to thee,—thou wilt feel it sorely, old Eleazar.

    The Robbers | Friedrich Schiller