Loading…

Looking to help your church and family stay connected to the Word while social distancing?
Check out our free church library, church online resources, and family resources.

Telem (village)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Telaim
Telaim (טְלָאִים‎, tela'im). Also called Telem (טֶלֶם‎, telem). A village where Saul organized Israel’s army in preparation for war with the Amalekites (1 Sam 15:4).
Telem of Judah
Telem of Judah (טֶלֶם‎, telem). A town in the southern region of Judah (Josh 15:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Telaim (Place)
TELAIM (PLACE) [Heb ṭĕlāʾı̂m (טְלָאִים)]. Var. TELEM. The site where Saul mustered his troops in preparation for an invasion into Amalekite territory (1 Sam 15:4). There has been a long history of confusion over the identity of this site. The LXX reads “Gilgal” in place of Telaim, a tradition followed
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Telaim
Telaim. Place where Saul organized Israel’s army in preparation for war with the Amalekites (1 Sm 15:4). Telaim is perhaps identifiable with Telem, a city situated near Edom’s border in the southern extremity of the territory allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:24). Its site is unknown.
Telem (Place)
Telem (Place). Alternate name of the city Telaim in 1 Samuel 15:4.See Telaim.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Telaim
Telaim tə-lā̀əm [Heb. baṭṭelāʾîm—‘with the lambs’ (?); Gk. en Galgalois—‘in Galgal’] (1 S. 15:4). A city in southern Judah, close to the land of the Amalekites. Here Saul numbered the people before starting on the campaign against the Amalekites.It is possibly identical to the place Telem (Josh.
Telem
Telem tēʹləm [Heb. ṭelem]. A city in the inheritance of Judah, near the border with Edom (Josh. 15:24). Telem is usually taken as an alternate form of Telaim. The roots of the two words are not identical, however.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Telaim
TELAIM Place where Saul organized Israel’s army in preparation for war with the Amalekites (1 Sm 15:4). Telaim is perhaps identifiable with Telem, a city situated near Edom’s border in the southern extremity of the territory allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:24).
Telem (Place)
TELEM (Place) Alternate name of the city Telaim in 1 Samuel 15:4. See Telaim.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Telaim
TELAIM. A city in the Negeb of Judah near Ziph where Saul summoned and numbered the people in preparation for his campaign against the Amalekites (1 Sam 15:4). Some cursive Gr. MSS of the LXX support the idea that the phrase “from of old” in 1 Sam 27:8 (MT) should read “from Telem,” Telaim has been identified
Telem
TELEM1. A city of the tribe of Judah in the Negeb toward the border of Edom (Josh 15:24). Some scholars have identified it with Telaim (q.v.; 1 Sam 15:4).2. One of the gatekeepers who dismissed his foreign wife in accordance with the policy instituted by Ezra (Ezr 10:24).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Telaim
TELAIM. The place where Saul gathered his army before his attack on the Amalekites (1 Sa. 15:4). The incident described in 1 Sa. 15, in which Saul disobeyed God’s word given by the prophet Samuel, provoked the severe rebuke of 1 Sa. 15:22–23, ‘to obey is better than sacrifice’. Telaim (Heb. elā’îm)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Telaim
TelaimThe place where Saul mustered and Body-Numbered his troops before attacking the Amalekites (1 Sam. 15:4). BDB derives the name from a verb meaning “spotted” or “variegated,” typically concerning the markings on sheep and goats. A second plural noun tĕlāʾɩ̂m means “lambs” or “kids,” leading to
Telem (Place)
Telem (Heb. ṭelem) (PLACE)A city in the Negeb region of Judah (Josh. 15:24). It is generally identified with Telaim.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Telaim
Telaim [tə lāˊəm] (Heb. elā˒îm). A place where Saul organized his troops to attack Amalekite forces (1 Sam. 15:4), probably the same as the town of Telem (Josh. 15:24). The name may also occur as Telam, possibly mentioned at 1 Sam. 27:8 as marking a boundary of the Amalekites and other peoples
Telem (Place)
TELEM [tēˊlĕm] (Heb. ṭelem “brightness”) (PLACE). A city in the Negeb region of Judah (Josh. 15:24). See Telaim.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Telaim
TELAIM A city in Judah where Saul gathered his army in preparation for war against the Amalekites (1 Sam 15:4). It may be the same as Telem, a site in the Negeb given to Judah (Josh 15:24).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tela-im
Tel´a-im (lambs), the place at which Saul collected and numbered his forces before his attack on Amalek, 1 Sam. 15:4, may be identical with Telem, which see.
Telem
Te´lem (oppression).1. One of the cities in the extreme south of Judah, Josh. 15:24, probably the same as Telaim. The name Dhullam is found in Van de Velde’s map, attached to a district immediately to the north of the Kubbet el-Baul, south of el Milh and Ar’arah—a position very suitable.2. A porter
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Telaim
TELA´IM (te-laʹim; “young lambs”). Probably the same as Telem (which see), the place where Saul gathered his army to fight Amalek (1 Sam. 15:4).
Telem
TE´LEM (teʹlem).1. One of the Temple gatekeepers who put away his Gentile wife (Ezra 10:24), 456 b.c.2. A town on the southern border of Judah (Josh. 15:24), between Ziph and Bealoth. It is very probably the same as Telaim (which see).
See also