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elah


elah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Elah 
  terebinth  or  oak.  (1.)  Valley  of  where  the  Israelites  were 
  encamped  when  David  killed  Goliath  (1  Sam.  17:2,  19).  It  was 
  near  Shochoh  of  Judah  and  Azekah  (17:1).  It  is  the  modern  Wady 
  es-Sunt,  i.e.,  "valley  of  the  acacia."  "The  terebinths  from 
  which  the  valley  of  Elah  takes  its  name  still  cling  to  their 
  ancient  soil.  On  the  west  side  of  the  valley,  near  Shochoh, 
  there  is  a  very  large  and  ancient  tree  of  this  kind  known  as  the 
  'terebinth  of  Wady  Sur,'  55  feet  in  height,  its  trunk  17  feet  in 
  circumference,  and  the  breadth  of  its  shade  no  less  than  75 
  feet.  It  marks  the  upper  end  of  the  Elah  valley,  and  forms  a 
  noted  object,  being  one  of  the  largest  terebinths  in  Palestine." 
  Geikie's,  The  Holy  Land,  etc 
 
  (2.)  One  of  the  Edomite  chiefs  or  dukes"  of  Mount  Seir  (Gen. 
  36:41). 
 
  (3.)  The  second  of  the  three  sons  of  Caleb,  the  son  of 
  Jephunneh  (1  Chr.  4:15). 
 
  (4.)  The  son  and  successor  of  Baasha,  king  of  Israel  (1  Kings 
  16:8-10).  He  was  killed  while  drunk  by  Zimri,  one  of  the 
  captains  of  his  chariots,  and  was  the  last  king  of  the  line  of 
  Baasha.  Thus  was  fullfilled  the  prophecy  of  Jehu  (6,  7,  11-14). 
 
  (5.)  The  father  of  Hoshea,  the  last  king  of  Israel  (2  Kings 
  15:30;  17:1). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Elah,  an  oak;  a  curse;  perjury