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Etam

Etam [N] [E] [H]

(lair of wild beasts ).

  1. A village of the tribe of Simeon, specified only in the list in ( 1 Chronicles 4:32 ) comp. Josh 19:7
  2. A place in Judah, fortified and garrisoned by Rehoboam. ( 2 Chronicles 11:6 ) Here, according to the statements of Josephus and the Talmudists, were the sources of the water from which Solomons gardens and the pleasure-grounds were fed, and Bethlehem and the temple supplied.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Etam'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.