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Elealeh
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elealeh
Elealeh (אֶלְעָלֵא‎, el'ale'). A town rebuilt by the Reubenites when they claimed territory in the Transjordan (Num 32:3; Num 32:37). It is mentioned with Heshbon in Isaiah’s and Jeremiah’s oracles (Isa 15:4; Isa 16:9; Jer 48:34).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elealeh (Place)
ELEALEH (PLACE) [Heb ʾelʿālēh (אֶלְעָלֵה‎), ʾelʿālēʾ (אֶלְעָלֵא)]. A town in Transjordan’s tableland, always mentioned with Heshbon in the OT. Elealeh was rebuilt by the Reubenites and assigned to their territory (Num 32:3, 37). Although it is not named in the Mesha inscription among towns taken by
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elealeh
Elealeh. Town in the Transjordan northeast of Heshbon conquered by Reuben and Gad (Nm 32:3, 37). It was taken back by the Moabites and is associated with Heshbon in the prophetic denunciations of Moab (Is 15:4; 16:9; Jer 48:34).Eusebius refers to it in the 4th century ad as a large village. It is identified
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elealeh
Elealeh e-lə-āʹlə [Heb. ʾelʿālēh—‘God has ascended’]. A city in Moab, part of the tribal allotment of Reuben, and, along with several other cities, rebuilt by Reuben (Nu. 32:3, 37). The cities that were rebuilt were renamed, but the new names are not given. Later Elealeh is mentioned in the oracles
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elealeh
ELEALEH Town in the Transjordan northeast of Heshbon conquered by Reuben and Gad (Nm 32:3, 37). It was taken back by the Moabites and is associated with Heshbon in the prophetic denunciations of Moab (Is 15:4; 16:9; Jer 48:34).Eusebius refers to it in the fourth century ad as a large village. It is
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elealeh
Elealeh (el´ee-ay´luh), a Moabite city east of the Jordan River that, along with Heshbon and surrounding cities, was given to the tribes of Reuben and Gad after they requested that Moses allow them to settle there (Num. 32:1–5). The city was rebuilt by the Reubenites (Num. 32:33–38), although by the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elealeh
ELEALEH. A city of Transjordan in the area requested by the tribes of Reuben and Gad, rebuilt by Reuben (Num 32:3, 37) later a part of Moab (Isa 15:4; 16:9; Jer 48:34). Today it is identified as a mound called el-’Al.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elealeh
ELEALEH (Heb. ’el‘ālēh, ‘God is exalted’). A town E of Jordan always mentioned in conjunction with Heshbon. Conquered by Gad and Reuben (Nu. 32:3), rebuilt by the latter tribe (32:37), and later Moabite, it was the subject of prophetic warnings (Is. 15:4; 16:9; Je. 48:34). Identified with the modern
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elealeh
Elealeh (Heb. ʾelʿālēh)A Moabite town associated with nearby Heshbon in the judgment oracles in Isa. 15:4; 16:9; Jer. 48:34. Ancient Elealeh (“God is Ascending”) has been identified with modern el-ʿAl (228136), ca. 2.5 km. (1.5 mi.) NE of Heshbon. The plateau north of the Arnon River was well-suited
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elealeh
Elealeh [ĕlˊĭ āˊlə] (Heb. ˒el˓ālēh “God has ascended”). A city in Moab assigned to the Reubenites at the conquest of Transjordan (Num. 32:3, 37); judging from the prophetic oracles of Isaiah (Isa. 15:4; 16:9) and Jeremiah (Jer. 48:34), it later returned to Moabite possession. In the Old Testament
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Elealeh
ELEALEH A city of Moab, among those conquered by the Israelites (Num. 32:3) and given to Reuben (Num. 32:37). A large village in the Roman period in the district of Heshbon, it is identified with El-Al, 2 miles northeast of Hesban. Eusebius (Onom. 84:10) mentioned it as a large village, not more than
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elealeh
ELEALEH A city in Transjordan usually mentioned in the Old Testament with Heshbon. After the conquest of Canaan, Elealeh was added to the territory of the Reubenites (Num 32:3, 37). It later passed under the control of the Moabites, and Isaiah (Isa 15:4; 16:9) and Jeremiah (Jer 48:34) spoke of Elealeh
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