Elkanah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
God-created. (1.) The second son of Korah (Ex. 6:24), or,
according to 1 Chr. 6:22, 23, more correctly his
(2.) Another Levite of the line of Heman the singer,
he does not seem to have performed any of the usual
offices. He was father of Samuel the prophet (1 Chr.
He was "an Ephrathite" (1 Sam. 1:1, 4, 8), but lived
at Ramah, a
man of wealth and high position. He had two wives,
was the mother of Samuel, and Peninnah.
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