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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #425 - אֵלָה
Elah = “An oak”
1) an Edomite chief
2) a king of Israel for two years, son of Baasha
3) the father of king Hoshea of Israel
4) a son of Caleb
5) son of Uzzi
אֵלָה f. i.q. אֵיל No. 2 (from the root אוּל), a strong hardy tree, specially the terebinth (Pistacia Terebinthus, Linn.), a tree common in Palestine, long-lived, and on that account often used in designating places (Genesis 35:4; Judges 6:11, 19 Judges 6:19). According to Pliny (xvi. 12), an evergreen; but this is contradicted by modern botanists. The ancient versions sometimes render it terebinth, sometimes oak (see the further remarks in Thes. page 50, 1); and the word appears, in a wider sense, to be used of any large tree, like the Gr. δρῦς. [The modern name of the terebinth is بطم butm, Robinson, iii. 15.]
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