|1. (a.) Oldest; longest in duration.|
2. (a.) Born or living first, or before the others, as a son, daughter, brother, etc.; first in origin. See Elder.Eldest (17 Occurrences)
Matthew 22:25 Now we had among us seven brothers. The eldest of them married, but died childless, leaving his wife to his brother. (WEY)
Mark 12:20 There were once seven brothers, the eldest of whom married a wife, but at his death left no family. (WEY)
John 8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. (KJV WEY ASV WBS RSV)
Romans 8:29 For those whom He has known beforehand He has also pre-destined to bear the likeness of His Son, that He might be the Eldest in a vast family of brothers; (WEY)
Genesis 24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Genesis 27:1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. (KJV WBS)
Genesis 27:15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: (KJV WBS)
Genesis 44:12 He searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 1:20 And the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; (KJV DBY WBS)
Numbers 26:5 Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom cometh the family of the Hanochites: of Pallu, the family of the Palluites: (KJV WBS)
1 Samuel 17:13 The three eldest sons of Jesse had gone after Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Samuel 17:14 David was the youngest; and the three eldest followed Saul. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Samuel 17:28 Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, "Why have you come down? With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride, and the naughtiness of your heart; for you have come down that you might see the battle." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
2 Kings 3:27 Then he took his eldest son who would have reigned in his place, and offered him for a burnt offering on the wall. There was great wrath against Israel: and they departed from him, and returned to their own land. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
2 Chronicles 22:1 The inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his place; for the band of men who came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Job 1:13 It fell on a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house, (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Job 1:18 While he was still speaking, there came also another, and said, "Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house, (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)Eldest (17 Occurrences)
... See Elder. Multi-Version Concordance Eldest (17 Occurrences). ... The eldest of them
married, but died childless, leaving his wife to his brother. (WEY). ...
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... 2. (n.) The exclusive right of inheritance which belongs to the eldest
son. Thus in England the right of inheriting the estate of ...
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Eliab (20 Occurrences)
... (2) A Reubenite, father of Dathan and Abiram (Numbers 16:11, 12; Numbers 26:8
Deuteronomy 11:6). (3) Eldest son of Jesse and brother of David (1 Samuel 16:6 ...
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Youngest (26 Occurrences)
... Genesis 44:12 He searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. ...
1 Samuel 17:14 David was the youngest; and the three eldest followed Saul. ...
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Jesse (45 Occurrences)
... Both Samuel and Jesse fail to discern at first Yahweh's choice, Samuel thinking
that it would be the eldest son (1 Samuel 16:6), while Jesse had not thought it ...
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Inherit (98 Occurrences)
... receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease;
as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of ...
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Reuben (73 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Behold a son!, the eldest son of Jacob and Leah
(Genesis 29:32). His sinful conduct, referred to in Genesis ...
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Eli'ab (19 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 17:13 And the three eldest sons of Jesse had gone after Saul to the battle;
and the names of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the ...
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Enoch (18 Occurrences)
... Initiated. (1.) The eldest son of ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ENOCH. e'-nok
(chanokh, "initiated"; Henoch): (1) The eldest son of Cain (Genesis 4:17, 18). ...
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Cainan (8 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Possession; smith. (1.) The fourth antediluvian
patriarch, the eldest son of Enos. He was 70 years old ...
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4416. prototokos -- first-born
... first-born. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: prototokos Phonetic Spelling:
(pro-tot-ok'-os) Short Definition: first-born Definition: first-born, eldest ...
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4245. presbuteros -- elder
... man (1), older ones (1), older women (1), women (1). eldest, old. Comparative
of presbus (elderly); older; as noun, a senior; specially ...
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4502. Rhouben -- Reuben, a son of Jacob, also a tribe of Isr. 7223. rishon -- former, first, chief
... Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Rhouben Phonetic Spelling:
(hroo-bane') Short Definition: Reuben Definition: Reuben, eldest son of ...
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... previously (1). ancestor, that were beforetime, beginning, eldest, first,
forefather most, former thing, of old time,. Or riishon ...
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1060. bekor -- first-born
... eldest son, firstborn. From bakar; firstborn; hence, chief -- eldest (son),
firstborn(-ling). see HEBREW bakar. << 1059, 1060. bekor. 1061 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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1067. bekirah -- first-born (always of women)
... firstborn. Feminine from bakar; the eldest daughter -- firstborn. see HEBREW
bakar. << 1066, 1067. bekirah. 1068 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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The Blossoming Desert.
... "On Sabbath, March 26th, we were permitted to receive into the fellowship of the
Christian Church ten individuals, eight men and two women, the eldest a widow ...
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... BIBLE STORIES AND RELIGIOUS CLASSICS "SOMETHING". By HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. "I
will be Something," declared the eldest of five brothers; "I will be of use in ...
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The Escape from Egypt
... At midnight Jehovah destroyed all the eldest sons in the land of Egypt, from the
eldest son of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the eldest son of the captive ...
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How, Upon Saul's Transgression of the Prophet's Commands, Samuel ...
... When, therefore, he had gotten the sacrifice ready, he called Jesse and his sons
to partake of those sacrifices; and when he saw his eldest son to be a tall ...
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...  Of the nine survivors the eldest was a daughter, named, after her
grandmother, Macrina. The eldest of the sons was Basil, the ...
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The Flight into Egypt and St. John the Baptist in the Desert
... [February 27 ^th:] This evening I saw Anna and her eldest her house to ... [February
28:] This evening I saw Anna and her eldest daughter with the Blessed Virgin. ...
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Jacob and Esau
... And you must recollect, that it was not at all a regular custom in the East for
the eldest son to be his father's heir, as it is in England. ...
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... The poem titled "Blessed Are They That Mourn" was born of sorrow. Within the space
of two years he buried his father, wife, eldest daughter, and eldest son. ...
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Death of Constantius, who Leaves his Son Constantine Emperor.
... whom he was surrounded, in his own palace, and on the imperial couch, he bequeathed
the empire, according to the law of nature,  to his eldest son, and ...
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Of the Generations of the Three Sons of Noah.
... But Assur, father of the Assyrian, was not one of the sons of Ham, Noah's
son, but is found among the sons of Shem, his eldest son. ...
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