Elam (descendant of Benjamin)
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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).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
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—highland, 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 [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