Eglaim

EGLAIM (ĕg'lā-ĭm, Heb. ’eglayim). A place in Moab (Isa.15.8). Site unknown.


EGLAIM ĕg’ lĭ əm (אֶגְלַ֨יִם, two drops). Town name. Not the same as En-eglaim.

A town on the border of Moab (Isa 15:8). Its site is uncertain. Eusebius mentions a place named Agallim, eight m S of Areopolis (Rabba), which would be along the northern border. L. Koehler identifies Eglaim with Khirbet el-Gilime, NE of er-Rabba (KB, p. 9). Y. Aharoni suggests Mazra’, an oasis on the shore of the Dead Sea NE of the Lisan peninsula (The Land of the Bible [1967], 32).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(’eghlayim; Agaleim):

A place named in Isa 15:8, possibly in the South of Moab. Eusebius (Onomasticon) identifies it with Agallim, a village 8 Roman miles South of Areopolis. It cannot now be identified.