Elais (Ε᾿λαϊvς), a Phoenician city mentioned by Dionysius (Perieg. 910) and other ancient authors as lying between Joppa and Gaza, but apparently merely an appellative (see Reland, Palaest. page 747) for some place noted for olives (ἐλαία), which abound in that entire region.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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