And they came to Elim, where were
twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is
between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
And they removed from Marah, and came unto Elim: and in Elim were
twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they pitched there.
And they removed from Elim, and encamped by the Red sea.
And the name of the man was
Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was
And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging
unto Boaz, who was
of the kindred of Elimelech.
And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was
our brother Elimelech's:
And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto
all the people, Ye are
witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was
Elimelech's, and all that was
Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.
2 Samuel 17:
And it came to pass, when David was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim,
2 Samuel 19:
And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan.
For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("strong trees".) Probably the lovely valley of Gharandel. In the rainy season a torrent flows through to the Red Sea. The water is in most seasons good, and even the best on the journey from Cairo to Sinai. Israel found at Elim 12 wells (i.e. "natural springs") and 70 palmtrees, and encamped by the waters; their stage next after Marah, now Huwara. A few palms still remain, dwarfs and trunkless, gnarled tamarisks and acacias, the sole relics of the grove that once flourished on this oasis of the W. side of the peninsula. Israel stayed here a long time; for they did not reach the wilderness until two and a half months after leaving Suez, finding water and pasture abundant in the intermediate district. Laborde makes wady Useit to be Elim, the second wady which Israel going from N.W. to S.E. along the coast would reach after Gharandel. Lepsius makes the fourth wady, reached by Israel, namely, wady Shubeikeh, in its lower part Taiyibeh, to be Elim (Exodus 15:27; Numbers 33:9.)
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Well of heroes, probably the name given to Beer, the place where the chiefs of Israel dug a well (Numbers 21:16 ; Isaiah 15:8 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ee' lihm) Place name meaning, “trees.” One of the encampments of the Israelites after the Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 15:27 ). It was the first place where they found water. It had twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees (Numbers 33:9 ). Its exact location is unknown.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(bee' uhr-ee' lihm) Place name meaning, “well of the rams, the heroes, the terebinths, or the mighty trees.” Place involved in mourning according to Isaiah's lament over Moab (Isaiah 15:8 ). It is probably the same as Beer (Numbers 21:16 ), where Israel sang the song of the well. The location may be in the wadi et-Temed, northeast of Dibon.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BEER-ELIM . See Beer.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ELIM . One of the stations in the wanderings of the children of Israel ( Exodus 15:27 , Numbers 33:9 ); apparently the fourth station after the passage of the Red Sea, and the first place where the Israelites met with fresh water. It was also marked by an abundant growth of palm trees (cf. Exodus 15:27 , twelve wells and seventy palms). If the traditional site of Mt. Sinai be correct, the likeliest place for Elim is the Wady Gharandel , where there is a good deal of vegetation, especially stunted palms, and a number of water-holes in the sand; but some travellers have pushed the site of Elim farther on, and placed it almost a day’s journey nearer to Sinai, in the Wady Tayibeh , where there are again palm trees and a scanty supply of brackish water.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
The second encampment of the Israelites after passing the Red Sea: it had twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees. Exodus 15:27 ; Exodus 16:1 ; Numbers 33:9,10 . Identified by some with Wady Ghurundel, 29 20' N, 33 E.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
We meet with this name, Isaiah 15:8. But it is more than probable, that it is the name of well so sweetly spoken of Numbers 21:16-18. I beg the reader to consult the Scripture, and let him judge for himself, whether it be not so. Beerelim means, the well of the princes. And the princes are said to have digged it. But when the reader hath satisfied his mind on this point, there is another object, and that of an higher nature, that I would request the reader to attend to. In those wells, I humbly conceive, we discover gospel lessons beautifully represented. Hence, the prophet sings, "Because God (saith he) is my salvation, therefore, with joy shall ye draw water out of those wells of salvation." (Isaiah 12:2-3) And hence, if, with an eye to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is himself, in the souls of all his redeemed, a well of water springing up unto everlasting life, (John 4:14) we accept those Beer-elim in the word, we then join the Lord's song, in the Lord's own words, as he directed Moses. This is the well whereof the Lord spake unto Moses, "Gather the people together, and I will give them water." Then Israel sang this song. "Spring up, O well! sing ye unto it. The princes digged the well; the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver with their staves." (Numbers 21:16-18)
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A station of the Israelites, on their way to mount Sinai, Exodus 15:27 ; 16:1 ; Numbers 33:9 , generally taken to be the present Wady Ghurundel, a broad valley running southwest of Suez. Here are fountains and a brook, many bushes and shrubs, and a few tamarisks and palms.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
The rams; the strong; stags
Beer-Elim - BEER-Elim
Beerelim - The well of Elim
Elim - Elim . Sinai be correct, the likeliest place for Elim is the Wady Gharandel , where there is a good deal of vegetation, especially stunted palms, and a number of water-holes in the sand; but some travellers have pushed the site of Elim farther on, and placed it almost a day’s journey nearer to Sinai, in the Wady Tayibeh , where there are again palm trees and a scanty supply of brackish water
Elim - Israel found at Elim 12 wells (i. Laborde makes wady Useit to be Elim, the second wady which Israel going from N. Lepsius makes the fourth wady, reached by Israel, namely, wady Shubeikeh, in its lower part Taiyibeh, to be Elim (Exodus 15:27; Numbers 33:9
Encampment by the Sea - One of the stations in the itinerary of the children of Israel, where they encamped after leaving Elim, Numbers 33:10 . If the position of Elim be in the Wady Gharandel , then the camp by the sea is on the shore of the Gulf of Suez, somewhere south of the point where the Wady Tayibeh opens to the coast
be'er - (Numbers 21:16-18 ) This is possibly the BEER-Elim of (Isaiah 15:8 ) ...
A place to which Jotham, the son of Gideon, fled for fear of his brother Abimelech
Rephidim - Those who accept the traditional Sinal generally place Elim in WÃ¢dy Gharandel , and Rephidim in WÃ¢dy FeirÃ¢n , about four miles N. If the scholars who place Sinai east of the Gulf of ‘Akabah, identifying Elath and Elim, are right, then Rephidim must be sought somewhere in that district
Sin - A region between Elim and Rephidim
Beer - ...
Perhaps the BEER-Elim, "well of the princes," of Isaiah 15:8, on the border of Moab southwards. The howling (yillelathah ; Beer-Elim is chosen as similar in sound) shall reach even that remote point
Beer - Probably the same as BEER-Elim of Isaiah 15:8
Sin, Wilderness of - Lying between Elim and sinai (Exodus 16:1 ; Compare Numbers 33:11,12 )
Elim - 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
Fountain - A word applied to living springs of water as contrasted with cisterns ( Leviticus 11:35 ); specifically of Besr-lahai-roi ( Genesis 16:7 ), Elim ( Numbers 33:8 , RV [Note: Revised Version
Sin, Wilderness of - The journey from Elim, or even from the Red Sea, could be performed in a day
Beer - ’ It is generally identified with Beer-Elim (‘well of mighty men’?), mentioned Isaiah 15:8 , and in the second part of the compound name it may be conjectured that there is reference to the event commemorated in the song ( Numbers 21:17-18 )
Palm Palm Tree - The names of many places show that palms were abundant: Elim, Elath, Hazezon-tamar—"felling of palm tree"—Genesis 14:6; Bethany, "house of dates
Well - Beer also occurs in several place names indicating the location of important wells: Beer ( Numbers 21:16 ); Beer-Elim (Isaiah 15:8 ); Beeroth (Deuteronomy 10:6 ); Beer-lahai-roi (Genesis 16:14 ); Beer-sheba (Genesis 21:31 )
Beer-Elim - BeerElim means, the well of the princes. " (Isaiah 12:2-3) And hence, if, with an eye to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is himself, in the souls of all his redeemed, a well of water springing up unto everlasting life, (John 4:14) we accept those Beer-Elim in the word, we then join the Lord's song, in the Lord's own words, as he directed Moses
Oak - Eloth, Elim, etc
Camp - Elim...
Exodus, Book of - After the song at the Red Sea the Israelites were led into the wilderness of Shur, and their faith was put to the test by the bitter waters of Marah; but they were afterwards refreshed by the living waters and shelter at Elim: both are types of wilderness experience. This is followed by Elim — the ministry of grace
Well - The rarity of wells in the Sinaitic region explains the national rejoicings over Beer or the well, afterward Beer-Elim, "well of heroes" (Numbers 21:16-17-18,22)
Palm Tree - ) Many places are mentioned in the Bible as having connection with palm trees; Elim, where grew three score and ten palm trees, ( Exodus 15:27 ) and Elath
Wanderings in the Wilderness - This route is identified with Marah (Exodus 15:23 ), Elim (Exodus 15:27 ), the Wilderness of Sin (Exodus 16:1 ), Rephidim (Exodus 17:1 ), the Wilderness of Sinai (Exodus 18:5 ; Exodus 19:1 ), Sinai (Exodus 19:2 ), the wilderness of Paran (Numbers 10:12 ), Taberah (Numbers 11:3 ) or Kibroth-hattaavah (“the cemetery of the lusters,” Numbers 11:34 ), Hazeroth (“corrals,” Numbers 11:35 ; Numbers 12:16 ) where the mention of enclosures for the livestock and a series of events in the biblical account suggest an extended stay, and, ultimately, Kadesh (Numbers 20:1 )
Month - The children of Israel came into the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month, after their departing out of the land of Egypt
Exodus - ...
Their next camping-place was Elim (q. ...
After a time the children of Israel "took their journey from Elim," and encamped by the Red Sea (Numbers 33:10 ), and thence removed to the "wilderness of Sin" (to be distinguished from the wilderness of Zin, 20:1), where they again encamped
Wanderings of the Israelites - ...
Elim, Exodus 15:27 . | Elim, Numbers 33:9
Palmtree - Grows best at "fountains" (Exodus 15:27; Numbers 33:9 (See Elim
Palm Tree - Some grow near wells, as the palms of Elim (Exodus 15:27), but this may be attributed to culture; others flourish in sandy deserts; some are found in mountainous regions, and many rear themselves erect on wind-swept ridges
Manna - The region wady Gharandel (Elim) and Sinai, the wady Sheich, and some other parts of the peninsula, are the places where it is found
Exodus, the - Passing by Marah, they encamped under the palmtrees of Elim (wady Gharandel) by the waters. Thence to Ras SElima or Zenimeh, a headland on the Red Sea (Numbers 33:10): Next the wilderness of Sin (Debbet er Ramleh) between Elim and Sinai. route the true one, namely, by El Markha along the shore from Ras SElima, and then E
Arabia - of this is wady Gurundel, perhaps the Elim of Exodus 15:27
Moses - Moses made the water at Marah fresh ( Exodus 15:22-25 a), and thence they moved to Elim ( Exodus 15:27 )
Exodus - This part of their route may be readily traced, and Marah, Elim, and the desert of Sin have been with much probability identified
Angel - ] Genesis 6:2 ; Genesis 6:4 ; ‘sons of the mighty’ ( bene ’Elim ), Psalms 89:7 (8), Psalms 29:1 ; ‘mighty ones’ ( gibborim ), JL 4:11 ( Joel 3:11 EV [Note: English Version
Wilderness of the Wanderings - The shortest distance between one encampment and another is that from Marah to Elim (a park or paradise of oaks) with its twelve pure springs and 70 palms; so happy communion with God follows close upon sanctified affliction
Plants in the Bible - The wandering Israelites reached Elim where there were seventy palm trees (Exodus 15:27 )