En Eglaim

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 (Ezek.47.10). The site is unknown.


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 (Ezek 47:10). From this place S to Engedi (about the middle of the western shore of the Dead Sea), fishermen will put forth their nets according to the prophet. This restored kingdom age wonder will be in direct contrast to the present lack of fish life in the Dead Sea.

The exact location of this site is not known, but it is prob. several m. S of Khirbet Qumran.

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" (Eze 47:10).

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.