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Elkanah (ĕlˈkānə, ĕlkāˈnə) [key], in the Bible. 1 Husband of Hannah and father of Samuel. 2 Head of a Levitical family. 3 Officer of Ahaz's household. 4 Doorkeeper of the Ark of the Covenant.

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