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Elam (descendant of Benjamin)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elam, Son of Shashak
Elam, Son of Shashak (עֵילָם‎, eilam). A Benjaminite and one of the 11 sons of Shashak (1 Chr 8:22–25). Elam was one of the chiefs of the Benjaminite clans (1 Chr 8:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elam (Person)
ELAM (PERSON) [Heb ʿêlām (עֵילָם‎)]. 1. The first of five “sons” of Shem (Gen 10:22). Elam appears as a personification of the land of Elam in the Table of Nations. See ELAM (PLACE). The appearance of the name Elam among Israelites in the following occurrences may be related to the international nature
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elam (Person)
Elam (Person). 1. Firstborn son of Shem and a grandson of Noah (Gn 10:22; 1 Chr 1:17).2. Benjamite and the son of Shashak (1 Chr 8:24).3. Korahite Levite and the 5th son of Kore from the house of Asaph (1 Chr 26:3).4. Forefather of 1,254 descendants who returned with Zerubbabel to Judah following
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elam (Person)
ELAM (Person)1. Firstborn son of Shem and a grandson of Noah (Gn 10:22; 1 Chr 1:17).2. Benjamite and the son of Shashak (1 Chr 8:24).3. Korahite Levite and the fifth son of Kore from the house of Asaph (1 Chr 26:3).4. Forefather of 1,254 descendants who returned with Zerubbabel to Judah following
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elam (People)
ELAM (PERSONS)1. First son of Shem (Gen 10:22; 1 Chr 1:17); eponymous father of the Elamite people. See Elam (country), Elamites.2. A chief man of the tribe of Benjamin who lived in Jerusalem (1 Chr 8:24).3. Son of Meshelemiah, a Korahite, one of the porters of the tabernacle in the time of David
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elam (Person)
Elam (Heb. ʿêlām) (PERSON)1. The first of Shem’s five sons (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chr. 1:17), according to the Table of Nations the progenitor of the inhabitants of Elam.2. A Benjamite, son of Shashak (1 Chr. 8:24).3. A son of the Korahite Meshelemiah, listed in the division of tabernacle gatekeepers (1
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elam
E´lam (eternity).1. This seems to have been originally the name of a man, the son of Shem. Gen. 10:22; 1 Chron. 1:17. Commonly, however, it is used as the appellation of a country. Gen. 14:1, 9; Isa. 11:11; 21:2. The Elam of Scripture appears to be the province lying south of Assyria and east of Persia
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elam
E´LAM (ēʹlam; “hidden”). The name of an ancient land (see article below) and of several persons in the Bible.1. The first named of the sons of Shem (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chron. 1:17). His descendants probably settled in that part of Persia that was afterward frequently called by this name.2. A head man of
Elam
E´LAM (ēʹlam; Heb. ˓êlām; Akkad. elamtu, “highland”). The land beyond the Tigris and E of Babylonia, bounded on the N by Assyria and Media and on the S by the Persian Gulf. Its capital was the ancient city of Susa, OT Shushan (KJV). Elam was the center of an ancient political power. Eannatum of Lagash
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Elam
Elamhighland, the son of Shem (Gen. 10:22), and the name of the country inhabited by his descendants (14:1, 9; Isa. 11:11; 21:2, etc.) lying to the east of Babylonia, and extending to the shore of the Mediterranean, a distance in a direct line of about 1,000 miles. The name Elam is an Assyrian word
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Elam
ELAM [EE lum] (highland) — the name of eight or nine men and one geographical region in the Old Testament:1. A son of Shem and grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:22). He was the ancestor of the Elamites (Ezra 4:9).2. A geographical region east of the Tigris River (see Map 1, E–2). It was bounded on the north
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Shashak Father
Hananiah Brother
Hanan Brother
Zichri Brother
Eber Brother
Eliel Brother
Abdon Brother
Penuel Brother
Ishpan Brother
Iphdeiah Brother
Anthothijah Brother
Beriah Uncle
Eber Uncle
Elpaal Grandfather
Jeroham Uncle
Elijah Cousin
Athaliah Cousin
Meshullam Uncle
Shemed Uncle
Michael Cousin
Zichri Cousin
Misham Uncle
Heber Uncle
Zebadiah Uncle
Zebadiah Cousin
Jobab Uncle
Ahio Uncle
Joha Cousin
Eder Cousin
Arad Cousin
Izliah Uncle
Hizki Uncle
Ishmerai Uncle
Ishpah Cousin
Jaareshiah Cousin
Ibneiah Cousin
Shehariah Cousin
Shamsherai Cousin
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