Elim and surrounding area

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Exodus 15:27 They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

Exodus 16:1 They took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

Numbers 33:9 They traveled from Marah, and came to Elim: and in Elim were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there.

Numbers 33:10 They traveled from Elim, and encamped by the Red Sea.


e'-lim ('elim, "terebinths"; Aileim):

The second encampment of the Israelites after crossing the Red Sea. It was a contrast to the previous camp called "Marah" because of the bitterness of the waters, for there "were twelve springs of water, and threescore and ten palm trees" (Exodus 15:27; Exodus 16:1 Numbers 33:9 f). The traditional site is an oasis in Wady Ghurundel, circa 63 miles from Suez.


E'LIM, this was the second halting place of the Israelites after crossing the Red Sea and has been identified, most probably, with wady Gharandel, where are still remaining a few palms and perhaps the best water between Cairo and Mt. Sinai.
Strong's Hebrew
H362: Elim

"terebinths," a place in the desert

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