The son of Shem. (Genesis 10:22; 1 Chronicles 1:17)
A Korhite Levite in the time of King David. (1 Chronicles 26:3) (B.C. 1014.)
A chief man of the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Chronicles 8:24)
“Children of Elam,” to the number of 1254, returned with Zerubbabel from Babylon. (Ezra 2:7; Nehemiah 7:12) 1 Esdras 5:12. (B.C. 536 or before.) Elam occurs amongst the names of the chief of the people who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:14)
In the same lists is a second Elam, whose sons, to the same number as in the former case, returned with Zerubbabel, (Ezra 2:31; Nehemiah 7:34) and which for the sake of distinction is called “the other Elam.”
One of the priests who accompanied Nehemiah at the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 12:42)
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866).
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