"Promised by God." The name of several biblical personages:

  1. One of the descendants of Aaron by Eleazar.1 He was probably the last of the high priests of Eleazar's line prior to the transfer of that office to Eli, of the line of Ithamar.
  2. A Levite, son of Hebron, of the lineage of Moses.2
  3. A "chief priest" who took an active part in the reformation under Jehoshaphat;3 probably the same as mentioned in 1 Chr. 6:9.
  4. One of the high priests in the time of Hezekiah.4



  1. 1 Chr. 6:7, 52.
  2. 1 Chr. 23:19; 24:23.
  3. 2 Chr. 19:11.
  4. 2 Chr. 31:15.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.