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Etam


E’tam (lair of wild beasts).

1. A village of the tribe of Simeon, specified only in the list in 1 Chron. 4:32; comp. Josh. 19:7.

2. A place in Judah, fortified and garrisoned by Rehoboam. 2 Chron. 11:6. Here, according to the statements of Josephus and the Talmudists, were the sources of the water from which Solomon’s gardens and pleasure-grounds were fed, and Bethlehem and the temple supplied.