Eldad (El´dad; Heb., “God has loved”?)

An Israelite elder. With his companion Medad, Eldad was chosen with sixty-eight others to receive God’s spirit around the tent of meeting. The two tarried in the camp and prophesied there. When Joshua learned of their unauthorized activity, he urged Moses to restrain them, but Moses rebuffed the complaint, saying: “Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets!” (Num 11:16; Num 26-30:16).

Num 11:16

The Seventy Elders
16So the Lord said to Moses, “Gather for me seventy of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over t ... View more

Num 26-30:16

A Census of the New Generation
1After the plague the Lord said to Moses and to Eleazar son of Aaron the priest,2“Take a census of the whole congregation of the ... View more

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