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EGLATH-SHELISHIYAH

eg'-lath-shel-i-shi'-ya (`eghlath shelishiyah): Found in Isa 15:5; Jer 48:34 (Hebrew) in oracles against Moab. the King James Version translates "an heifer of three years old"; the Revised Version (British and American) takes it as the name of a place, but the American Revised Version, margin has "a heifer three years old," according to Septuagint. In the former case strong and unconquered cities, Zoar and Horonaim, are compared to the heifer not yet broken to the yoke. Such use of "heifer" is not infrequent (compare Jer 46:20; Hos 10:11, etc.). The majority of scholars, however, take it as a place-name. Some would read "the third Eglath," as if there were three towns of that name. No probable identification has been suggested.
W. Ewing

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'EGLATH-SHELISHIYAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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