Elim in Easton's Bible Dictionary
trees, (Ex. 15:27; Num. 33:9), the name of the second station
where the Israelites encamped after crossing the Red
Sea. It had
"twelve wells of water and threescore and ten palm
has been identified with the Wady Ghurundel, the most
the four wadies which descend from the range of et-Tih
the sea. Here they probably remained some considerable
form of expression in Ex. 16:1 seems to imply that the
proceeded in detachments or companies from Elim, and
the first time were assembled as a complete host when
reached the wilderness of Sin (q.v.).
Elim in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("strong trees".) Probably the lovely valley of Gharandel. In
the rainy season a torrent flows through to the Red Sea. The
water is in most seasons good, and even the best on the
journey from Cairo to Sinai. Israel found at Elim 12 wells
(i.e. "natural springs") and 70 palmtrees, and encamped by the
waters; their stage next after Marah, now Huwara. A few palms
still remain, dwarfs and trunkless, gnarled tamarisks and
acacias, the sole relics of the grove that once flourished on
this oasis of the W. side of the peninsula. Israel stayed here
a long time; for they did not reach the wilderness until two
and a half months after leaving Suez, finding water and
pasture abundant in the intermediate district. Laborde makes
wady Useit to be Elim, the second wady which Israel going from
N.W. to S.E. along the coast would reach after Gharandel.
Lepsius makes the fourth wady, reached by Israel, namely, wady
Shubeikeh, in its lower part Taiyibeh, to be Elim (Exodus
15:27; Numbers 33:9.)
Elim in Hitchcock's Bible Names
the rams; the strong; stags
Elim in Naves Topical Bible
Second camp of the Israelites after crossing the Red Sea
Ex 15:27; Nu 33:9
Elim in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(strong trees), Ex 15:27; Nu 33:9 the second station where
the Israelites encamped after crossing the Red Sea. It is
distinguished as having had "twelve wells (rather 'fountains')
of waster, and three-score and ten palm trees." It is
generally identified by the best authorities with Wady
Garundel, about halfway down the shore of the Gulf of Suez. A
few palm trees still remain, and the water is excellent.
Elim in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e'-lim ('elim, "terebinths"; Aileim): The second encampment of
the Israelites after crossing the Red Sea. It was a contrast
to the previous camp called "Marah" because of the bitterness
of the waters, for there "were twelve springs of water, and
threescore and ten palm trees" (Ex 15:27; 16:1; Nu 33:9 f).
The traditional site is an oasis in Wady Ghurundel, circa 63
miles from Suez.
Elim Scripture - Exodus 15:27
And they came to Elim, where [were] twelve wells of water, and
threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the
Elim Scripture - Exodus 16:1
And they took their journey from Elim, and all the
congregation of the children of Israel came unto the
wilderness of Sin, which [is] between Elim and Sinai, on the
fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of
the land of Egypt.
Elim Scripture - Numbers 33:10
And they removed from Elim, and encamped by the Red sea.
Elim Scripture - Numbers 33:9
And they removed from Marah, and came unto Elim: and in Elim
[were] twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palm
trees; and they pitched there.