EN EGLAIM (ĕn ĕg'lā-ĭm). A place by the Dead Sea. Between this site and En Gedi Ezekiel prophesied that fishermen would one day spread their nets (
EN-EGLAIM ĕn ĕg’ lĭ əm (עֶגְלַ֔יִם, meaning spring of calf or heifer). This location is mentioned in reference to Israel during the golden age (
The exact location of this site is not known, but it is prob. several m. S of.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
en-eg’-la-im, en-eg-la’-im (`en `eghlayim, "fountain of calves"?):
In Ezekiel’s vision of the waters it is one of the two points between which "fishers shall stand" (
The situation must be near the entrance of the Jordan into the Dead Sea (see En-gedi).
Tristram (Bible Places, 93) identifies it with `Ain Hajlah (compare BETH-HOGLAH);
Robinson (BRP, II, 489), with `Ain Feshkah.