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Elah (ēˈlə) [key], in the Bible. 1 King of Israel, son and successor of Baasha. He was murdered, and succeeded, by Zimri. 2 Father of Hoshea, last king of Israel. 3 Duke of Edom. 4 Father of one of Solomon's stewards. 5 Son of Caleb the spy. 6 Valley in which David slew Goliath.

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