Eglath or Eglah

Eglath or Eglah (q.v.), in the phrase שׁלַשַׁוָּה עֶגלִת, eglath' shelishiyah', Isa 15:5; Jer 48:34, which literally signifies a heifer of the third year; Sept. δάμαλις τριέτης (but v.r. ἀγελία Σαλισία in Jer.); Vulg. vitula conternans; A.V. "a heifer three years old;" and so the Targum, and most modern interpreters (Hitzig, Umbreit, etc.). Others (as Knobel, Winer, etc.) understand the term to be the proper name of a place on the border of Moab, mentioned in connection with Zoar, Luhith, and Horonaim (q.v. respectively), and so compare it with the Agalla of Josephus (Ant. 14:1, 4) and the Necla (or Jecla, Νέκλα or Ι᾿έκλα) of Ptolemy (5:17, 5), which lay in this region (Lightfoot, Hor. Hebr. page 931), and with the modern region Ajlun north of Jabbok (Abulfeda, Syr. 13, 93; Robinson, Research. in, App. page 162), as the last name has in Arab the same signification as the Hebrews SEE EGLAIM.

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