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Lexicon :: Strong's H5867 - ʿêlām

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from עָלַם (H5956)
Strong’s Definitions

עֵילָם ʻÊylâm, ay-lawm'; or עוֹלָם ʻÔwlâm; (Ezra 10:2; Jeremiah 49:36), probably from H5956; hidden, i.e. distant; Elam, a son of Shem and his descendants, with their country; also of six Israelites:—Elam.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H5867 in the following manner: Elam (28x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H5867 in the following manner: Elam (28x).
  1. Elam = "eternity"

    proper masculine noun
    1. a Korhite Levite in the time of David

    2. a chief man of the tribe of Benjamin

    3. ancestor of a family of exiles who returned with Zerubbabel

    4. a chief of the people who signed the covenant with Nehemiah

    5. another ancestor of another family of exiles who returned with Zerubbabel

    6. a priest who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah

    7. another head of a family of returning exiles

      proper locative noun
    8. a province east of Babylon and northeast of the lower Tigris

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֵילָם ʻÊylâm, ay-lawm'; or עוֹלָם ʻÔwlâm; (Ezra 10:2; Jeremiah 49:36), probably from H5956; hidden, i.e. distant; Elam, a son of Shem and his descendants, with their country; also of six Israelites:—Elam.
† I. עֵילָם proper name, of a people et. terr. Elam, Αιλαμ, Ἐλαμεῖραι, well-known country and people northeast of Lower Tigris (Assyrian Elamtu DlPa 320 ff. COTGenesis 10:22); — as early invaders of Palestine Genesis 14:1, 9, allies of Assyr. Isaiah 22:6; foe of Babylon Isaiah 21:2; abode of dispersed Israelites Isaiah 11:11; prophesied against Jeremiah 49:34, 35, 36 (twice in verse) (Qr, Kt עולם), Jeremiah 49:37; Jeremiah 49:38; Jeremiah 49:39; Ezekiel 32:24, compare כָּלמַֿלְכֵי ע׳ Jeremiah 25:25; called 'son' of Shem Genesis 10:22 (P) = 1 Chronicles 1:17; purely local designation הַמְּדִינָה ע׳ Daniel 8:2.

† II. עֵילָם proper name, masculine Ηλαμ, Αιλαμ:
1. heads of families of returned exiles:
c. Ezra 8:7; Ezra 10:2 (Qr; Kt עולם), Ezra 10:26.
2. a chief of people Nehemiah 10:15.
3. name in Benjamin 1 Chronicles 8:24.
4. Levite name 1 Chronicles 26:3.
5. a priest Nehemiah 12:42.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H5962.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:22; 10:22; 14:1; 14:9

1 Chronicles

1:17; 8:24; 26:3


2:7; 2:31; 8:7; 10:2; 10:26


7:12; 7:34; 10:15; 12:42


11:11; 21:2; 22:6


25:25; 49:34; 49:35; 49:36; 49:37; 49:38; 49:39






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5867 matches the Hebrew עֵילָם (ʿêlām),
which occurs 30 times in 27 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:22 - The sons of Shem were Elam H5867 and Asshur and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:1 - And it came about in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, H5867 and Tidal king of [fn]Goiim,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:9 - against Chedorlaomer king of Elam H5867 and Tidal king of [fn]Goiim and Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:17 - The sons of Shem were Elam, H5867 Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether and [fn]Meshech.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:24 - Hananiah, Elam, H5867 Anthothijah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:3 - Elam H5867 the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:7 - the sons of Elam, H5867 1,254;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:31 - the sons of the other Elam, H5867 1,254;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:7 - and of the sons of Elam, H5867 Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah and 70 males with him;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:2 - Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, H5867 said to Ezra, “We have been unfaithful to our God and have [fn]married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:26 - and of the sons of Elam: H5867 Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth and Elijah;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:12 - the sons of Elam, H5867 1,254;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:34 - the sons of the other Elam, H5867 1,254;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:14 - The leaders of the people: Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, H5867 Zattu, Bani,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:42 - and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam H5867 and Ezer. And the singers [fn]sang, with Jezrahiah their leader,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:11 - Then it will happen on that day that the Lord
Will again recover the second time with His hand
The remnant of His people, who will remain,
From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, H5867 Shinar, Hamath,
And from the [fn]islands of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:2 - A harsh vision has been shown to me;
The treacherous one still deals treacherously, and the destroyer still destroys.
Go up, Elam, H5867 lay siege, Media;
I have made an end of all [fn]the groaning she has caused.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:6 - Elam H5867 took up the quiver
With the chariots, [fn]infantry and horsemen;
And Kir uncovered the shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:25 - and all the kings of Zimri, all the kings of Elam H5867 and all the kings of Media;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:34 - That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, H5867 at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:35 - “Thus says the LORD of hosts,
‘Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, H5867
The [fn]finest of their might.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:36 - ‘I will bring upon Elam H5867 the four winds
From the four ends of heaven,
And will scatter them to all these winds;
And there will be no nation
To which the outcasts of Elam H5867 will not go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:37 - ‘So I will [fn]shatter Elam H5867 before their enemies
And before those who seek their lives;
And I will bring calamity upon them,
Even My fierce anger,’ declares the LORD,
‘And I will send out the sword after them
Until I have consumed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:38 - ‘Then I will set My throne in Elam H5867
And destroy [fn]out of it king and princes,’
Declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:39 - ‘But it will come about in the last days
That I will restore the [fn]fortunes of Elam,’” H5867
Declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:24 - “Elam H5867 is there and all her hordes around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, who instilled their terror in the land of the living and bore their disgrace with those who went down to the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:2 - I looked in the vision, and while I was looking I was in the citadel of Susa, which is in the province of Elam; H5867 and I looked in the vision and I myself was beside the Ulai [fn]Canal.

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