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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elymais (Place)
ELYMAIS (PLACE) [Gk Elymais (Ἐλυμαις)]. Greek name for biblical Elam, the region or province between Babylonia and Persia, of which Susa was the chief city; today SW Iran (Khuzistan). The text tradition of 1 Macc 6:1 is quite confused (IDB 2:95). Although the majority of the readings suggest that Elymais
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elymais
Elymais el-ə-māʹəs [Gk. Elymais]. Mentioned in 1 Macc. 6:1 as a “city” (Gk. pólis) in Persia “famed for its wealth.” No other reference to Elymais as a city occurs except in Josephus Ant. xii.9.1, which simply reflects the account in 1 Macc. 6:1; and even 1 Macc. 6:1 has variant textual readings.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elymais
ELYMAIS Formerly thought to be a city in Persia, greatly renowned for riches, silver, and gold (1 Macc 6:1), but now generally regarded as a district of Persia. Josephus (Antiquities 12.9.1), following 1 Maccabees, alludes to it as a city, but it is otherwise unknown.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elymais
Elymais (Gk. Elymais)A province in the region between Persia and Babylonia, most likely the equivalent of Elam (cf. Dan. 8:2 LXX MSS) or Susiana, the capital of which was Susa (cf. Ptolemy Geog. 6.3; Strabo Geog. 15.732, 744). At 1 Macc. 6:1 it is called a city (Gk. pólis; cf. Josephus Ant. 12.9.1).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elymais
Elymais [ĕlˊə māˊəs] (Gk. Elymais).* A province in the region between Persia and Babylonia, most likely the equivalent of Elam (cf. Dan. 8:2, VSS) or Susiana, the capital of which was Susa (cf. Ptolemy Geog. vi.3; Strabo Geog. xv.732, 744). At 1 Macc. 6:1 it is called a city (Gk. pólis;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elymais
ELYMAIS A region in ancient Persia roughly equivalent to modern Khuzistān, in Iran (1 Macc 6:1; Tob 2:10). Susa was the chief city.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELYMAIS
ELYMAIS<el-i-ma’-is> ([ Ἐλύμαις, Elumais]): This name, representing the Old Testament Elam (see ELAM), was given to a district of Persia lying South of Media and North of Susiana. In 1 Macc 6:1 the common reading, which is adopted by the King James Version, refers to Elymais as a rich city in
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Elymais
Elymais el’uh-may’uhs (Ἐλυμαΐς, gentilic Ἐλυμαῖος, “Elymean”). A term used by Greek writers to refer to the western part of Elam in the southern Iranian plateau; for a time, Susa was its capital. “The number and chronology of the kings of Elymais are uncertain since the only sources are their coins,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Elymais
ELYMAIS, el-i-māʹis (Ἐλύμαις, Elúmais): This name, representing the OT Elam (see Elam), was given to a district of Persia lying S. of Media and N. of Susiana. In 1 Macc 6:1 the common reading, which is adopted by AV, refers to Elymais as a rich city in Persia. No other reference, however, to such
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ELYMAIS
ELYMAIS el´uh-may´uhs [Ἐλυμαΐς Elymais]. Elymais (one way to render the Hebrew place name Elam [see ELAM, ELAMITES] in Greek) was an ancient province or region in southwestern Persia (corresponding with the modern Iranian province of Khuzistan). The boundaries and relative autonomy of the region varied
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
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