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Elamites
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
(Aramaic: עֵלְמָי‎, elemay; Greek: Ηλαμαῖοι, Ēlamaioi; [LXX], Ἐλαμῖται, Elamitai; [NT]). People who inhabited Elam, a region east of Mesopotamia (modern-day Iran) from the third millennium bc until at least the first century ad.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elamites
Elamites (Aramaic: עֵלְמָי‎, elemay; Greek: Ηλαμαῖοι, Ēlamaioi; [LXX], Ἐλαμῖται, Elamitai; [NT]). People who inhabited Elam, a region east of Mesopotamia (modern-day Iran) from the third millennium bc until at least the first century ad.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elam; Elamites
Elam; Elamites ēʹlə-mīts [Heb. ʿêlām; Gk. Ailam]. A land and people E of the lower Tigris. I. Name II. The Land III. History IV. Writing and Language V. Art VI. Religion
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elam (Place), Elamites
ELAM (Place), ELAMITES Occupying an area roughly the size of Denmark, Elam was located in southwest Asia, east of Babylonia and north of the Persian Gulf, on a plain known to the Iranians since the Middle Ages as Khuzistan. The region today corresponds to southwest Iran. Mountainous areas to the north
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elamites
ELAM, ELAMITES. The ancient name for the plain of Khuzistan, watered by the Kerkh river, which joins the Tigris just N of the Persian Gulf. Civilization in this area is as old as, and closely connected with, the cultures of lower Mesopotamia. A local pictographic script appeared very soon after the invention
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elamites
E´lamites. This word is found only in Ezra 4:9. The Elamites were the original inhabitants of the country called Elam; they were descendants of Shem, and perhaps drew their name from an actual man Elam. Gen. 10:22.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elamites
E´LAMITES (ēʹla-mīts; Ezra 4:9; Acts 2:9). The original inhabitants of the country called Elam; they were descendants of Shem and perhaps received their name from an actual man, Elam (Gen. 10:22).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Elamites
ELAMITES [EE lum ites] — descendants of Elam; an ancient people who lived in the area east of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. During their history, the Elamites struggled with the Babylonians, Assyrians, and Persians for domination of the Mesopotamian region of the ancient world.The great Babylonian
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELAM; ELAMITES
ELAM; ELAMITES<e’-lam>, <e’-lam-its> ([עֵילָם‎, ̀elam]; [Αἰλάμ, Ailam]; Jeremiah 49:36. Codex Sinaiticus (the original scribe) reads [Ἐλάμ, Elam):
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ELAM
ELAM, ELAMITES ee´luhmm, ee´luh-mit [עֵילָםʿelam, עֶלְמָיֵאʿelmayeʾ]. Elam is the name of several individuals and of a nation. 1. The assumed eponymous ancestor of the nation Elam (Gen 10:22; 1 Chr 1:17).2. An early Benjaminite (1 Chr 8:24), perhaps to be identified with Elam (3) below.3. One or