Elealeh (El´ee-ay´luh)

A Moabite city east of the Jordan River that, along with Heshbon and surrounding cities, was given to the tribe of Reuben after they and the tribe of Gad requested that Moses allow them to settle there (Num 32:1-5). The city was rebuilt by the Reubenites (Num 32:33-38), although by the time of Isaiah and Jeremiah it was back in Moabite hands (ca. 700–625 BCE). The city is identified as modern el-Al, about fifteen miles east and slightly north of the north end of the Dead Sea.

Num 32:1-5

Conquest and Division of Transjordan
1Now the Reubenites and the Gadites owned a very great number of cattle. When they saw that the land of Jazer and the land ... View more

Num 32:33-38

33Moses gave to them—to the Gadites and to the Reubenites and to the half-tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph—the kingdom of King Sihon of the Amorites and the king ... View more

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