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Elam (other)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The ancestor of a family who returned to Judah following the Babylonian exile (Ezra 2:31; Neh 7:34). Not to be confused with another individual named Elam, who was also the ancestor of a family of returned exiles. The biblical text explicitly calls him “the other Elam” (עֵילָם אַחֵר‎, eilam acher) to emphasize the distinction from the family named already in the list (Ezra 2:7; Neh 7:12). Since “Elam” is both a name for a family of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr 8:24) and the name of a region where Israelite exiles were resettled, one of these references to Elam could point to descendants from the Benjaminite family and the other could point to descendants of Israelites who had been exiled to Elam (Isa 11:11).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elam the Other
Elam the Other (עֵילָם‎, eilam). The ancestor of a family who returned to Judah following the Babylonian exile (Ezra 2:31; Neh 7:34). Not to be confused with another individual named Elam, who was also the ancestor of a family of returned exiles. The biblical text explicitly calls him “the other Elam” (עֵילָם
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elam
4. Heads of families in the return from exile (Ezr. 2:7 par Neh. 7:12; Ezr. 2:31 par Neh. 7:34; Ezr. 8:7; 10:2, 26).
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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