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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    God has helped. (1.) The third son of Aaron (Ex. 6:23). His
    wife, a daughter of Putiel, bore him Phinehas (Ex. 6:25). After
    the death of Nadab and Abihu (Lev. 10:12; Num. 3:4) he was
    appointed to the charge of the sanctuary (Num. 3:32). On Mount
    Hor he was clothed with the sacred vestments, which Moses took
    from off his brother Aaron and put upon him as successor to his
    father in the high priest's office, which he held for more than
    twenty years (Num. 20:25-29). He took part with Moses in
    numbering the people (26:3, 4), and assisted at the inauguration
    of Joshua. He assisted in the distribution of the land after the
    conquest (Josh. 14:1). The high-priesthood remained in his
    family till the time of Eli, into whose family it passed, till
    it was restored to the family of Eleazar in the person of Zadok
    (1 Sam. 2:35; comp. 1 Kings 2:27). "And Eleazar the son of Aaron
    died; and they buried him in a hill that pertained to Phinehas
    his son" (Josh. 24:33). The word here rendered "hill" is Gibeah,
    the name of several towns in Palestine which were generally on
    or near a hill. The words may be more suitably rendered, "They
    buried him in Gibeah of Phinehas", i.e., in the city of
    Phinehas, which has been identified, in accordance with Jewish
    and Samaritan traditions, with Kefr Ghuweirah='Awertah, about 7
    miles north of Shiloh, and a few miles south-east of Nablus.
    "His tomb is still shown there, overshadowed by venerable
    terebinths." Others, however, have identified it with the
    village of Gaba or Gebena of Eusebius, the modern Khurbet Jibia,
    5 miles north of Guphna towards Nablus.
      (2.) An inhabitant of Kirjath-jearim who was "sanctified" to
    take charge of the ark, although not allowed to touch it, while
    it remained in the house of his father Abinadab (1 Sam. 7:1, 2;
    comp. Num. 3:31; 4:15).
      (3.) The son of Dodo the Ahohite, of the tribe of Benjamin,
    one of the three most eminent of David's thirty-seven heroes (1
    Chr. 11:12) who broke through the Philistine host and brought
    him water from the well of Bethlehem (2 Sam. 23:9, 16).
      (4.) A son of Phinehas associated with the priests in taking
    charge of the sacred vessels brought back to Jerusalem after the
    Exile (Ezra 8:33).
      (5.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 23:21, 22).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Eleazar, help of God, court of God