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Elim
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A place where the Israelites camped during their wilderness journey, between Marah and the desert of Sin (Exod 15:27; 16:1; Num 33:9–10).Elim (“strong trees”) was the second place the Israelites camped after crossing the Red Sea. It had “twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees.” It is generally identified with Wadi Gharandel, about sixty miles down the Gulf of Suez on the Sinai Peninsula.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elim
Elim (אֵילִם‎, eilim). A place where the Israelites camped during their wilderness journey, between Marah and the desert of Sin (Exod 15:27; 16:1; Num 33:9–10).Elim (“strong trees”) was the second place the Israelites camped after crossing the Red Sea. It had “twelve springs of water and seventy palm
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elim (Place)
ELIM (PLACE) [Heb ʾêlim (אֵילִם)]. The second named encampment reached by the Israelites four days after crossing the Red Sea, as listed in Exod 15:27–16:1 and Num 33:9–10, possibly located in the wilderness of Shur (Exod 15:22–27) or Etham (Num 33:8–9). The site was marked by twelve springs and seventy
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elim
Elim. Early encampment of the Israelites after their passage through the Red Sea (Ex 15:27; 16:1). Elim was situated between Marah and the desert of Sin. It had 12 springs of water and 70 palm trees (Nm 33:9, 10).Most scholars identify Elim with the Wadi Gharandel, 63 miles from Suez. At this wadi the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elim
Elim ē’lim [Heb. ˊêlim—derivation uncertain, perhaps pl. of ˊayil, ‘robust tree’ or of ˊēl, ‘god’]. One of the places where the Israelites under Moses stopped in their journey from the Red Sea (or Sea of Reeds) to Mt. Sinai. From the text of Ex. 15:22–16:1 it appears that Elim lay between Marah and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elim
ELIM Early encampment of the Israelites after their passage through the Red Sea (Ex 15:27; 16:1). Elim was situated between Marah and the desert of Sin. It had 12 springs of water and 70 palm trees (Nm 33:9–10).Most scholars identify Elim with Wadi Gharandel, 63 miles (101.4 kilometers) from Suez. At
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elim
Elim (ee´lim), the second stopping place (after Marah) of the Israelites after they crossed the Red Sea (Exod. 15:27; Num. 33:9). This oasis was reported to have twelve springs and seventy palm trees. Because Exod. 15:22–27 and Num. 33:8–9 suggest that the Israelites camped there soon after leaving Egypt
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elim
ELIM. Israel’s second encampment in the wilderness of Shur after crossing the Red Sea (Ex 15:22–27; Num 33:8–10). It offered refreshment from 12 springs (“wells,” KJV) and 70 palms, in contrast to the bitter waters of Marah in the previous camp. It is traditionally identified as Wadi Gharandel, the usual
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elim
ELIM (Heb. ‘terebinths’ or ‘oaks’). Second stopping-place of the Israelites after their crossing of the Re (e)d Sea from Egypt. Beyond the wilderness of *Shur, E of the modern Suez canal, they first encamped at Marah in the wilderness of Etham not far away (because named after Etham in E Delta), and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elim
Elim (Heb. ʾêlim)The second named campsite of the children of Israel at least four days after the crossing of the Red Sea (Exod. 15:27–16:1; Num. 33:9–10). The name probably indicates a type of tree or an entire palm grove (cf. El-paran). Another possible meaning could be “gods” (unlikely due to the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elim
Elim [ēˊlĭm] (Heb. ˒êlim, possibly from ˒ayil “robust tree”). A place where the Israelites camped during their wilderness wanderings, said to have featured twelve springs and seventy palm trees (Exod. 15:27; Num. 33:9). Generally described as located between Marah and the Wilderness of Zin (Exod.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elim
ELIM An oasis of twelve springs and seventy palm trees where the Israelites camped as they made their way through the desert (Exod 15:27–16:1; Num 33:9–10). The Israelites reached Elim approximately four days after crossing the Red Sea.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elim
E´lim (strong trees), Ex. 15:27; Num. 33:9, the second station where the Israelites encamped after crossing the Red Sea. It is distinguished as having had “twelve wells (rather ‘fountains’) of water, and three-score and ten palm trees.” It is generally identified by the best authorities with Wady Garundel,
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