Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
TELEM . 1. A gatekeeper who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:24 ); called in Esther 9:25 Esther 9:25 Tolbanes ; perhaps the same as Talmon of Nehemiah 12:25 . Nehemiah 12:2 . See Telaim.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A porter of the temple in the time of (Ezra 10:24 ).
A town in the southern border of Judah (Joshua 15:24 ); probably the same as Telaim.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(tee' lehm) Personal and place name meaning, “brightness” or “lamb.” 1. Levite with a foreign wife (Ezra 10:24 ). 2 . City in southern Judah (Joshua 15:24 ), a variant form of Telaim.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A city in the extreme S. of Judah (Joshua 15:24). (See TELAIM.) Conjectured to be Kubbet el Baul, bordering on the Dhullam Arabs.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Their dew; their shadow
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. City in the extreme south of Judah. Joshua 15:24 .
2. One who had married a strange wife. Ezra 10:24 .
- The earliest Greek translation of 1 Samuel 27:8 reads “from Telem
” rather than “from old. ” See Telem
- Young lambs, a place at which Saul gathered his army to fight against Amalek (1 Samuel 15:4 ); probably the same as Telem
- (lambs ), the place at which Saul collected and numbered his forces before his attack on Amalek, ( 1 Samuel 16:4 ) may be identical with Telem
, which see
- 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
In the south, named between Ithnan and Telem
- The boundaries of the habitat of the Amalekites at this time are said to have been from Telem
, one of the southern cities of Judah ( Joshua 15:24 ), to Shur on the way to Egypt ( 1 Samuel 15:4 ). Most modern critics also read Telem
for Havilah in 1 Samuel 15:7 , and for ‘ of old ’ in 1 Samuel 27:8