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(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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ELAM, ELAMITES ee´luhmm, ee´luh-mit [עֵילָם ʿelam, עֶלְמָיֵא ʿelmayeʾ]. 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