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Possibly a town of Benjamin in the area of Jerusalem (Josh 18:28). Alternatively, the Hebrew צֵלַע הָאֶ֫לֶף (tsela' ha'eleph) may refer to a single town, Zela Ha-Eleph, rather than two towns, Zela and Ha-Eleph.
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Ha-Eleph hā-ēʹlef [Heb. hāʾelep̱]; AV, NEB, ELEPH. One of the cities of Benjamin, in the vicinity of Jerusalem (Josh. 18:28). The name is omitted from the LXX B; in A it is joined to the preceding word (Heb. ṣēlaʿ), reading Gk. Sēlaleph. The exact site is unknown, but it is perhaps to be identified
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HA´ELEPH (haʹe-lef; “ox”). One of the towns allotted to Benjamin and mentioned in the second group of fourteen towns (Josh. 18:28; “Eleph,” KJV). “Robinson (ii, p. 139), is, no doubt, correct in supposing it to be the present Neby Samvil (i.e., prophet Samuel), two hours NW of Jerusalem” (K. & D., Com.).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELEPH<e’-lef> ([הָאֶלֶת, ha-’eleph], “the ox”): A place in the lot of Benjamin not far from Jerusalem (Joshua 18:28). The name is omitted by Septuagint, unless, indeed, it is combined with that of Zelah. It may be identical with Lifta, a village W. of Jerusalem (Conder, HDB, under the word). Others