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
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.
Telaimtə-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.
Telemtēʹləm [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.
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).
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
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).
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. ṭelā’îm)
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
Telaim [tə lāˊəm] (Heb. ṭelā˒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
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
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).