tel-me'-la (tel-melah, "hill of salt"):

A Babylonian town mentioned in Ezra 2:59; Nehemiah 7:61 with Tel-harsha and Cherub (see TEL-HARSHA). It possibly lay on the low salt tract near the Persian Gulf. In 1 Esdras 5:36 it is called "Thermeleth."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'TEL-MELAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.