(lair of wild beasts).
A place in Judah, fortified and garrisoned by Rehoboam. (2 Chronicles 11:6) Here, according to the statements of Josephus and the Talmudists, were the sources of the water from which Solomon's gardens and the pleasure-grounds were fed, and Bethlehem and the temple supplied.
* See other occurrences of the same term: Etam.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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