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Elim

Elim [N] [H] [S]

trees, ( Exodus 15:27 ; Numbers 33:9 ), the name of the second station where the Israelites encamped after crossing the Red Sea. It had "twelve wells of water and threescore and ten palm trees." It has been identified with the Wady Ghurundel, the most noted of the four wadies which descend from the range of et-Tih towards the sea. Here they probably remained some considerable time. The form of expression in Exodus 16:1 seems to imply that the people proceeded in detachments or companies from Elim, and only for the first time were assembled as a complete host when they reached the wilderness of Sin (q.v.).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Elim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Elim [N] [E] [S]

the rams; the strong; stags
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Elim'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Elim [N] [E] [H]

(strong trees ), ( Exodus 15:27 ; Numbers 33:9 ) the second station where the Israelites encamped after crossing the Red Sea. It is distinguished as having had "twelve wells (rather fountains) of waster, and three-score and ten palm trees." It is generally identified by the best authorities with Wady Garundel , about halfway down the shore of the Gulf of Suez. A few palm trees still remain, and the water is excellent.


[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 'Elim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ELIM

e'-lim ('elim, "terebinths"; Aileim):

The second encampment of the Israelites after crossing the Red Sea. It was a contrast to the previous camp called "Marah" because of the bitterness of the waters, for there "were twelve springs of water, and threescore and ten palm trees" (Exodus 15:27; 16:1; Numbers 33:9). The traditional site is an oasis in Wady Ghurundel, circa 63 miles from Suez.

See EXODUS; WANDERINGS OF ISRAEL.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ELIM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.