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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Eglaim

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(Hebrews Egla'yim, אֶגְלִיַם , two ponds; Sept. Ἀγαλείμ, Vulg. Gallim), a place named in Isaiah 15:8, apparently as one of the most remote points on the boundary of Moab. It is probably the same as the EN-EGLAIM (See EN-EGLAIM) (q.v.) of Ezekiel 47:10. Eusebius and Jerome (Onomast. s.v. Ἀγαλλείμ, Agalleim) say that it still existed in their day as a village (Αἰγαλλαιμ ), eight miles south of Areoplis, i.e., Ar-Moab. Exactly in that position, however, stands Kerak, the ancient Kir-Moab. A town named Agalla (῎Αγαλλα ) is mentioned, by Josephus with Zoar and other places as in the country of the Arabians (Ant. 14:1, 4). Some have also confounded it with GALLIM (See GALLIM) (q.v.). De Saulcy conceives Eglaim to be the same with a place which he names Wady Ajerrah, not far north of the ruins of Rabbah, but on slender grounds (Dead Sea, 1:262, 270). (See EGLATH); (See EGLON) 3.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Eglaim'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/e/eglaim.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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