Eg'laim (Hebrews Egla'yim, אֶגלִיַם, two ponds; Sept. Α᾿γαλείμ, Vulg. Gallim), a place named in Isa 15:8, apparently as one of the most remote points on the boundary of Moab. It is probably the same as the EN-EGLAIM SEE EN-EGLAIM (q.v.) of Eze 47:10. Eusebius and Jerome (Onomast. s.v. Α᾿γαλλείμ, Agalleim) say that it still existed in their day as a village (Αἰγαλλαιμ), eight miles south of Areoplis, i.e., Ar-Moab. Exactly in that position, however, stands Kerak, the ancient Kir-Moab. A town named Agalla (῎Αγαλλα) is mentioned, by Josephus with Zoar and other places as in the country of the Arabians (Ant. 14:1, 4). Some have also confounded it with GALLIM SEE GALLIM (q.v.). De Saulcy conceives Eglaim to be the same with a place which he names Wady Ajerrah, not far north of the ruins of Rabbah, but on slender grounds (Dead Sea, 1:262, 270). SEE EGLATH; SEE EGLON 3.

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