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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary


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the eldest son of Shem, who settled in a country to which he gave his name, Genesis 10:22 . It is frequently mentioned in Scripture, as lying to the south-east of Shinar. Susiana, in later times, seems to have been a part of this country, Daniel 8:2; and before the captivity the Jews seem always to have intended Persia by the name of Elam. Stephanus takes it to be a part of Assyria, but Pliny and Josephus, more properly, of Persia, whose inhabitants, this latter tells us, sprung from the Elamites.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Elam'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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