Holman Bible Dictionary
(teh lay' ihm) Place name meaning, “young speckled lambs.” City in southern Judah where Saul gathered forces to battle the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:4 ). Suggested sites include khirbet Umm es-Salafeh southwest of Kurnub and khirbet Abu Tulul twelve miles southeast of Beer-Sheba. The earliest Greek translation of 1 Samuel 27:8 reads “from Telem” rather than “from old.” See Telem .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
TELAIM (‘the lambs’). The place at which Saul concentrated his forces, and numbered his fighting men before his campaign against the Amalekites ( 1 Samuel 15:4 ). The LXX [Note: Septuagint.] reads Gilgal for Telaim, and Josephus ( Ant. VI. vii. 2) also makes Gilgal the place of assembly. A more suitable locality for the place of assembly would, however, be in the Negeb, or South; and here lay Telem ( Joshua 15:24 ), with which Telaim is probably identical.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Young lambs, a place at which Saul gathered his army to fight against Amalek (1 Samuel 15:4 ); probably the same as Telem (2).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Where Saul numbered his host before attacking Amalek (1 Samuel 15:4). Same as Telera probably. Septuagint and Josephus read Gilgal; but no Hebrew manuscript sanctions this.
(‘the lambs’). ] reads Gilgal for Telaim
, and Josephus ( Ant. A more suitable locality for the place of assembly would, however, be in the Negeb, or South; and here lay Telem ( Joshua 15:24 ), with which Telaim
is probably identical
A town in the southern border of Judah (Joshua 15:24 ); probably the same as Telaim
- City in southern Judah (Joshua 15:24 ), a variant form of Telaim
One of the cities in the extreme south of Judah, (Joshua 15:24 ) probably the same as Telaim
, Beth Tappuah, Golan, the circle of Jordan, the valley ('eemek ), Beth Emek; Joshua 19:27), the Negeb or S
- " Saul proceeded to execute the divine command; and gathering the people together, marched from Telaim
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