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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Elah (1)

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ELAH (‘terebinth’). A valley in the Shephçlah, the scene of the battle between David and Goliath ( 1 Samuel 17:21 :9). It is most likely the modern Wady es-Sunt , which, rising in the mountains about Jeba, about 11 miles due S.W. of Jerusalem, runs westward, under various names, till it opens on the Maritime Plain at Tell es-Safi . In the middle of the valley is a watercourse which runs in winter only; the bottom is full of small stones such as David might have selected for his sling.

R. A. S. Macalister.


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Elah (1)'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/e/elah-1.html. 1909.

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