(1) A mountainous country to the east of Babylonia, with the Persian Gulf on the south and southwest (Gen. 10:22; Acts 2:9). See Chedorlaomer. Its chief town was Shushan; prophecies concerning Elam are found in Isa. 11:11; 21:2; 22:6; Jer. 25:25; 49:34–39; Ezek. 32:24.
(2) Several men of this name are mentioned, but only in genealogies.