(Eʹlon) [oak, oak grove, terebinth, strong].
1. A Hittite whose daughter became “a source of bitterness” to Isaac and Rebekah as the wife of their son Esau.—Gen. 26:34, 35; 27:46; 28:8; 36:2.
2. The second of Zebulun’s three sons, and one of his grandfather Jacob’s household who went into Egypt in 1728 B.C.E. He was also the family head of the Elonites.—Gen. 46:14; Num. 26:26.
3. A Zebulunite judge of Israel. After a judgeship of ten years they buried him in Aijalon in the territory of Zebulun.—Judg. 12:11, 12.
4. A town of the tribe of Dan, listed between Ithlah and Timnah. (Josh. 19:42, 43) Identification of its location is uncertain.