1. The region afterwards called Persia, Genesis 14:1. It was called Elam after a son of Shem, Genesis 10:22. It corresponded to the Elymais of Greek and Roman writers, which comprehended a part of Susiana, now Khusistan or more probably included the whole of Susiana. The city Susa, or Shushan, was in it, Daniel 8:2. See also Acts 2:9.
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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'ELAM'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".