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Beth-Eglaim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A settlement near the Mediterranean Sea, four miles southwest of Gaza; also known as Tell el-’Ajjul. An important site that sheds light on life in Palestine in the Bronze Age. The archaeological site assigned this name is generally done so because of Eusebius’ mention of a site called Beth-Eglaim (Βηθαγλαιμ, Bēthaglaim) near the archaeological site’s location (Onomasticon 48.19).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Eglaim
Beth-Eglaim (Βηθαγλαιμ, Bēthaglaim; בַּיִת עֶגְלַ֫יִם‎, bayith eglayim). A settlement near the Mediterranean Sea, four miles southwest of Gaza; also known as Tell el-’Ajjul. An important site that sheds light on life in Palestine in the Bronze Age. The archaeological site assigned this name is generally
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Eglaim (Place)
BETH-EGLAIM (PLACE) [Gk Bēthaglaim (Βηθαγλαιμ)]. A village eight Roman miles from Gaza, according to Eusebius (Onomast. 48.19). Beth-eglaim is not mentioned in the Scriptures. By analogy with EN-EGLAIM (Ezek 47:10) it has been Hebraicized as bêt ʿeglayim.Conder (1896:235) was the first to suggest
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Eglaim
Beth-Eglaim beth-egʹlā-əm [Gk. Bēthaglaim].The name, which does not occur in the Bible, is applied by some archeologists to the site of modern Tell el-‘Ajjûl, 4 mi (6.5 km) SW of Gaza. Fruitful excavations have led to the discovery of fortifications and other structures, pottery, and other artifacts
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Eglaim
Beth-EglaimBeth-eglaim (beth eg-lahʹeem), a place not mentioned in the Bible but included in the Onomasticon of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, in the early fourth century a.d. It was formerly identified with Tell el-‘Ajjul, located about four miles southwest of modern Gaza, but this tell is now thought
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beth Eglaim
Beth Eglaim beth-eg′lay-im. This ancient name does not occur in the Bible but is mentioned by Eusebius (Onom. 48.19–20, Bēthaglaim, from byt ʿglym, “house of the [two] calves”). It is usually identified with the mound excavated by Sir Flinders Petrie (Ancient Gaza [1931–34]; however, see the objections
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BETH-EGLAIM
BETH-EGLAIM beth-eg´lay-im [בֵּית אֶגְלַיִםbeth ʾeghlayim]. A town not mentioned in the Bible (unless it is EN-EGLAIM, Ezek 47:10) but noted by Eusebius (Onom. 48.19) as being located 8 mi. from Gaza, Beth-Eglaim is usually associated with the archaeological site of Tell el-ʿAjjul on the coast southwest
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