Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ULAI . A large river of Elam, emptying into the Persian Gulf. According to Daniel 8:2 ; Daniel 8:16 and the Assyrian inscriptions, it flowed past the city of Shushan (Susa). It is the modern KarÃ»n , which, however, does not now flow close to the site of Susa, but to the east of it. Cf. also Hydaspes.
J. F. McCurdy.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Eulaus of the Greeks; a river of Susiana. It was probably the eastern branch of the Choasper (Kerkhan), which divided into two branches some 20 miles above the city of Susa. Hence (Daniel 8:2,16 ) speaks of standing "between the banks of Ulai", i.e., between the two streams of the divided river.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(yoo' li) Canal connecting the Kerkha and Abdizful rivers just north of Susa (Daniel 8:2 ,Daniel 8:2,8:16 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A river near Shushan, by the banks of which Daniel saw the vision of the ram and the he goat (Daniel 8:2; Daniel 8:16). The ancient Eulaeus or Choaspes, for these are two divisions of one river, bifurcating at Paipul, 20 miles N.W. of Shushan; the eastern branch Eulaeus, the western branch Choaspes (now Kerkhah) flowing S.W. into the Tigris. The eastern branch passes E. of Shushan and at Ahwaz falls into the Kuran (Pasitigris) which flows on to the Persian gulf. The undivided stream was sometimes called Eulaeus, but usually Choaspes.
In Pehlevi Eulaeus or Aw-Halesh means "pure water." Strabo (15:3, section 22) says the Persian kings drank only of this water at their table, and that it was lighter than ordinary water. The stream is now dry but the valley traceable, 900 ft. wide, 12 ft. to ft. 20 deep. A sculpture from Sennaeherib's palace at Koyunjik represents Shushan in the time of his grandson Asshur-bani-pal, its conqueror, and the stream bifurcated. In Daniel 8:16 Daniel says, "I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai," referring either to the bifurcation or to the river and one of its chief channels, for Eulaeus by artificial canals surrounded the Shushan citadel. The upper Kerkhah and the lower Kuran were anciently united and were viewed as one stream.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
River flowing near to the city of Shushan where Daniel saw himself in a vision. Daniel 8:2,16 . It is judged to be the Eulaeus of the Greeks and Romans. Identified by some with the Kerkhah, an affluent of the Tigris, and this agrees with the upper Eulaeus. Others have traced it to the Kuran, another affluent of the Tigris, and this agrees with the lower Eulaeus; but at one part a branch of the former once ran into the latter.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Strength; fool; senseless
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
The memorable river near the city of Shushan, from the banks of which Daniel heard the man's voice. (Daniel 8:16) When we consider what is said of the voice of the Lord God, walking in the garden in the cool of the day, Genesis 3:8; when we mark the same grace manifested upon many occasions during the Old Testament dispensation, 1 Samuel 3:4; 1 Kings 19:9; and when we call to mind, the numberless sweet and gracious tokens of the Lord Jesus, manifested to his servants in the early ages, before he openly tabernacled in substance of our flesh: may we not venture to suppose this voice to have been Him, who in after ages openly tabernacled among us? I only humbly propose the question. I by no means presume to decide upon it. Some have called this river Ubal, Ulai; because Ubal is the name of the river itself, and Ulai defines the particular one by name.
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Ulai (û'lâi or û'la-î), strong water? A river of Susiana, on whose banks Daniel saw his vision of the ram and he-goat. Daniel 8:2-16. Recent explorations have shown that the river Choaspes (Kerkhah) divides about 20 miles above Susa. The eastern branch, which received the Shapur and fell into the Kuran, was probably the Ulai. This bifurcation of the stream explains the otherwise difficult passage, "I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai," Daniel 8:16—that is, between the banks of the two streams of that divided river.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Or Euleus, a river which ran by the city Shushan, in Persia, on the bank of which Daniel had a famous vision, Daniel 8:2,16 . It was the Choaspes of the Greeks, and is now called the Kerkhah; but appears to have had in ancient times a second channel, still traceable, nine hundred feet wide and twenty feet deep, and flowing along the east side of Shushan. The two channels emptied their waters through the river now called the Karun into the Shat-el-Arab, the united stream of the Euphrates and Tigris, twenty miles below their junction at Korna.
Ulai - Ulai (û'lâi or û'la-î), strong water? A river of Susiana, on whose banks Daniel saw his vision of the ram and he-goat. The eastern branch, which received the Shapur and fell into the Kuran, was probably the Ulai. This bifurcation of the stream explains the otherwise difficult passage, "I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai," Daniel 8:16—that is, between the banks of the two streams of that divided river
Rivers of Babylon - , the Tigris, Euphrates, Chalonas, the Ulai, and the numerous canals
Shushan - The site of Shushan has been identified with the modern Shush or Sus, between the river Choaspes (Kherkhah) and the Ulai (Eulæus). Hence, Daniel might be standing on the "banks of the Ulai" and also "between Ulai
Ulai - Hence (Daniel 8:2,16 ) speaks of standing "between the banks of Ulai", i
Ulai - Some have called this river Ubal, Ulai; because Ubal is the name of the river itself, and Ulai defines the particular one by name
Ulai - Ulai
Hydaspes - version reads Ulai (wh
u'la-i - The eastern was the Ulai
Ulai - In Daniel 8:16 Daniel says, "I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai," referring either to the bifurcation or to the river and one of its chief channels, for Eulaeus by artificial canals surrounded the Shushan citadel
Shu'Shan, - (Nehemiah 1:1 ) Shushan was situated on the Ulai or Choaspes
Shushan - ...
Daniel speaks of the palace or fortress as being in the province of Elam, and he was by the river of Ulai
Eden - ...
Another location of Eden is now preferred by many interpreters-near the spot where the Euphrates and Tigris from a junction after their long wanderings, a hundred and twenty miles north of the Persian gulf, and where the river Ulai flows in from the northeast
Elam - Daniel mentions the river Ulai near, i
Shushan - or SUSA, the ancient capital of Persia, seated on the river Ulai, the modern Abzal
Shushan - The capital city of Elam, or Persia, Genesis 14:1 Daniel 8:2 , on the river Ulai