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Heli, or Rather Eli
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(᾿Ηλί, in some ed. ᾿Ηλί or ᾿Ηλεί, Heb. עֵלַר , Ei), a name that occurs once in the N.T. and once in the Apocrypha.
1. The third of three names inserted between Achitob and Amarias in the genealogy of Ezra, in 2 Esdras 1:2, for which there is no corresponding name in the Heb. list (Ezra 7:2-3).
2. The father-in-law of Joseph, and maternal grandfather of Christ (Luke 3:23). B.C. ante 22. (See GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Heli, or Rather Eli'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​h/heli-or-rather-eli.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.