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Elam (son of Shem)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elam, Son of Shem
Elam, Son of Shem (עֵילָם‎, eilam). One of the five sons of Noah’s son Shem (Gen 10:22; 1 Chr 1:17).
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elam
ELAM1. The eldest of the five sons of Shem (Gen 10:22; 1 Chr 1:17).2. The territory that was settled by the descendants of Elam. Known also as Anshan, the country lay east of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and extended from Media to the Persian Gulf, with its center in the Zagros Mountains. The chief
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
See also
Relatives
Shem Father
Arpachshad Brother
Aram Brother
Asshur Brother
Lud Brother
Meshech Brother
Noah Grandfather
Japheth Uncle
Ham Uncle
Shelah Nephew
Javan Cousin
Wife of Noah Grandmother
Canaan Cousin
Cainan Nephew
Cush Cousin
Gomer Cousin
Meshech Cousin
Tubal Cousin
Uz Nephew
Tiras Cousin
Put Cousin
Hul Nephew
Mash Nephew
Gether Nephew
Media Cousin