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Elkanah (Hebrew:אֱלְקָנָה) is a Hebrew name meaning "God has purchased".

There are several persons in the Bible called Elkanah:

  • Elkanah (husband of Hannah)
  • A Levite, ancestor of a certain Berechiah. (1 Chronicles 9: 16)
  • A Levite, son of the rebellious Korah and brother of Abiasaph. (Exodus 6: 24)
  • A Levite, descendant of Korah, who "came to David at Ziklag while he was still under restrictions because of Saul." (1 Chronicles chapter 12)
  • A Levite, descendant from Korah through Abiasaph, mentioned as the great grandfather of the next. (1 Chronicles chapter 6)
  • A Levite, mentioned as the great great great grandfather of the next.
  • One of the gatekeepers of the Ark of the Covenant, when David transferred it to Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles chapter 15)
  • An official in king Ahaz' court. (2 Chronicles chapter 28)

See also Elkana or Elqana, Jewish settlement in the northern West Bank. Elknanah/Elkana can also be a surname or a male forename.

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