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Elim

Meaning: 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 trees.”

It has been identified with the Wady Ghurundel, the most noted of the four wadies which descend from the range of et-Tih towards the sea. Here they probably remained some considerable time.

The form of expression in Ex. 16:1 seems to imply that the people proceeded in detachments or companies from Elim, and only for the first time were assembled as a complete host when they reached the wilderness of Sin (q.v.).

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