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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Isaiah 15:8

 

 

For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab, Its wail goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

For the cry is gone round about … - The cry of distress and calamity has encompassed the whole land of Moab. There is no part of the land which is not filled with lamentation and distress.

The howling - The voice of wailing on account of the distress.

Unto Eglaim - This was a city of Moab east of the Dead Sea, which, Eusebius says, was eight miles south of Ar, and hence, says Rosenmuller, it was not far from the south border of Moab. It is mentioned by Josephus (“Ant.” xiv. 1), as one of the twelve cities in that region which was overthrown by Alexander the Great.

Unto Beer-elim - literally, “the well of the princes.” Perhaps the same as that mentioned in Numbers 21:14-18, as being in the land of Moab, and near to Ar:

The princes digged the well,

The nobles of the people digged it.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/isaiah-15.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

For the cry is gone found about the borders of Moab,.... The cry of destruction and howling because of it; the places mentioned, as is observed by some, being upon the borders of the land. Heshbon was on the north east, Elealeh on the north west, Jahaz on the south west, Horonaim further west, Zoar the utmost west, and the places following seem to be upon the borders likewise:

the howling thereof unto Eglaim; which word signifies a border, and so the Arabic word Agalon; some take it to be the same with the brooks of Arnon, Numbers 21:13 said so be the border of Moab:

and the howling thereof unto Beerelim; the same with Beer, Numbers 21:16 called Beerelim, or "the well of the mighty ones", being dug by the princes of Israel, Numbers 21:18.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/isaiah-15.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Eglaim — (Ezekiel 47:10), En-eglaim. Not the Agalum of Eusebius, eight miles from Areopolis towards the south; the context requires a town on the very borders of Moab or beyond them.

Beer-elim — literally, “the well of the Princes” - (so Numbers 21:16-18). Beyond the east borders of Moab.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/isaiah-15.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.

The cry — Their cry fills all the parts of the country.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/isaiah-15.html. 1765.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

8.The cry is gone round about the borders of Moab. (245) כי, (ki,) for, is added for the sake of ornament. He means that every part of that country all around shall be full of crying and howling; because that destruction reaches from one extremity to another. Besides the crying he twice mentions the howling, to denote the excess of grief, as men who are in despair surrender themselves entirely to lamentation.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/isaiah-15.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Isaiah 15:8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.

Ver. 8. For the cry is gone round about, &c.] When the prophet thus describeth the mourning of the Moabites as excessive, and as a fruit of their unbelief, we must learn to moderate our mourning for outward losses and crosses, and that out of hope of God’s mercy promised to his penitent suppliants.

The howling thereof unto Eglaim.] See on Isaiah 15:2.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/isaiah-15.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Their cry fills all the parts of the country.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/isaiah-15.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Cry. Of iniquity, or rather of grief.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/isaiah-15.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Eglaim. Not identified; probably the En-eglaim of Ezekiel 47:10.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/isaiah-15.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.

Eglaim (Ezekiel 47:10) - Eneglaim Not the Agallim of Eusebius 8 miles from Areopolis toward the south The Eglaim (Ezekiel 47:10) - Eneglaim. Not the Agallim of Eusebius, 8 miles from Areopolis toward the south. The context requires a town on the very borders of Moab or beyond them.

Beer-elim - literally, The well of the princes (so Numbers 21:16-18), beyond the eastern borders of Moab.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/isaiah-15.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(8) The waters of Dimon.—Probably the same as Dibon, the name being slightly altered (m and b, as labial letters, are closely connected in all languages) so as to resemble the Hebrew word for “blood” (dam), or dum (“silent”). Men should call the stream no more by the name of Dimon, but by that of the blood, or the silent river. (See Note on Isaiah 21:11.)

I will bring more . . .—i.e., sorrow upon sorrow. The “lions” are either literally such, as in 2 Kings 17:25, prowling through the streets of the deserted city (see Notes on Isaiah 13:21), or symbols of Assyrian or other invaders (Jeremiah 4:7; Jeremiah 5:6).


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/isaiah-15.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.
the cry
2-5; Jeremiah 48:20-24,31-34
Eglaim
Ezekiel 47:10
En-eglaim Eglaim is called Agallim by Eusebius, who places it eight miles south from Ar or Areopolis
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 15:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-15.html.

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