Ulai
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Ulai

strength; fool; senseless

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ulai

(pure water) is mentioned by Daniel, (Daniel 8:2,16) as a river near to Susa, where he saw his vision of the ram and the he-goat. It has been generally identified with the Eulaeus of the Greek and Roman geographers, a large stream in the immediate neighborhood of that city. The Eulseus has been by many identified with the Choaspes, which is undoubtedly the modern Kerkhah , an affluent of the Tigris, flowing into it a little below Kurnah . Recent surveys show that the Choarspes once divided into two streams about 20 miles above Susa. The eastern was the Ulai. This bifurcation explains (Daniel 8:16)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Ulai

Or Euleus, a river which ran by the city Shushan, in Persia, on the bank of which Daniel had a famous vision, Daniel 8:2,16. It was the Choaspes of the Greeks, and is now called the Kerkhah; but appears to have had in ancient times a second channel, still traceable, nine hundred feet wide and twenty feet deep, and flowing along the east side of Shushan. The two channels emptied their waters through the river now called the Karun into the Shat-el-Arab, the united stream of the Euphrates and Tigris, twenty miles below their junction at Korna.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Eulaus of the Greeks; a river of Susiana. It was probably the eastern branch of the Choasper (Kerkhan), which divided into two branches some 20 miles above the city of Susa. Hence Daniel (8:2, 16) speaks of standing "between the banks of Ulai", i.e., between the two streams of the divided river.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ULAI

u'-li, u'-lai ('ubhal 'ulay, "river Ulai"; Theodotion Daniel 8:2, Oubal, the Septuagint and Theodotion in 8:16, Oulai Latin, Eulaeus):

1. The Name and Its Forms:

A river which, running through the province of Elam, flowed through Shushan or Susa. It was from "between" this river that Daniel (8:16) heard a voice, coming apparently from the waters which flowed between its two banks.

2. Present Names and Course:

Notwithstanding that the rivers of Elam have often changed their courses, there is but little doubt that the Ulai is the Kerkhah, which, rising in the Persian plain near Nehavend (there called the Gamas-ab), is even there a great river. Turned by the mountains, it runs Northwest as far as Bisutun, receiving all the waters of Southern Kurdistan, where, as the Sein Merre, it passes through the inaccessible defiles of Luristan, its course before reaching the Kebir-Kuh being a succession of rapids. Turned aside by this mountain, it follows for about 95 miles the depression which here exists as far as the foothills of Luristan, reaching the Susian plain as a torrent; but it becomes less rapid before losing itself in the marshes of Hawizeh. The course of the stream is said to be still doubtful in places.

3. Changed Bed at Susa:

In ancient times it flowed at the foot of the citadel of Susa, but its bed is now about 1 1/4 miles to the West. The date of this change of course (during which a portion of the ruins of Susa was carried away) is uncertain, but it must have been later than the time of Alexander the Great. The stream's greatest volume follows the melting of the snows in the mountains, and floods ensue if this coincides with the advent of heavy rain. Most to be dreaded are the rare occasions when it unites with the Ab-e-Diz.

4. Assyrian References:

The Ulai (Assyrian Ulaa or Ulaia) near Susa is regarded as being shown on the sculptures of the Assyrian king Ashur-bani-pal (British Museum, Nineveh Gal.) illustrating his campaign against Te-umman. Its rapid stream bears away the bodies of men and horses, with chariots, bows and quivers. The bodies which were thrown into the stream hindered its course, and dyed its waters with their blood.

LITERATURE

See Delegation en Perse: Memoires, I, Recherches Archeologiques, 25;.

T. G. Pinches

Strong's Hebrew
195. Ulay -- a river of Elam
... 194, 195. Ulay. 196 . a river of Elam. Transliteration: Ulay Phonetic
Spelling: (oo-lah'ee) Short Definition: Ulai. Word ... Ulai. Of ...
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Library

Preparation for Revival
... He is as willing to show thee his love as he was to reveal himself to Daniel
on the banks of Ulai, or to Ezekiel by the streams of Chebar. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/preparation for revival.htm

Demonstration v. --Of Wars.
... For Daniel saw the ram when he was in the East before the gate of Shushan the
fortress that is in the province of Elam, upon the river Ulai. ...
/.../aphrahat/aphrahat select demonstrations/demonstration v of wars.htm

Cyrus.
... Daniel, when at Susa, a Median city on the river Ulai, beheld his last vision, when
the Angel Gabriel prophesied to him in detail all the wars of the Persians ...
//christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson xii cyrus.htm

The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
... The rivers"the Uknu,* the Ididi,** and the Ulai***"which water this region are,
on reaching more level ground, connected by canals, and are constantly ...
/.../chapter ithe first chaldaean empire.htm

Sennacherib (705-681 BC )
... his followers, crossed the lagoon, and effected a landing in the district of Nagitu,
in Susian territory, beyond the mouth of the Ulai.** Sennacherib entered ...
/.../chapter isennacherib 705-681 b c.htm

Sargon of Assyria (722-705 BC )
... conflict without being impeded by almost insurmountable natural obstacles, namely,
in the plains of the Umliash and the united basins of the Lower Ulai and the ...
/.../chapter iiisargon of assyria 722-705.htm

The Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8. <. ...
/.../chapter iithe power of assyria 2.htm

The Rise of the Assyrian Empire
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6. <. ...
/.../chapter iithe rise of the.htm

Chaldaean Civilization
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 3. <. ...
/.../chapter iiichaldaean civilization.htm

The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe medes and the.htm

Thesaurus
Ulai (2 Occurrences)
... Hence Daniel (8:2, 16) speaks of standing "between the banks of Ulai", ie, between
the two streams of the divided river. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ULAI. ...
/u/ulai.htm - 9k

U'lai (2 Occurrences)
... Ulai, U'lai. Ulam . ... Daniel 8:16 I heard a man's voice between the banks of the
Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision ...
/u/u'lai.htm - 6k

Elamites (2 Occurrences)
... navigable as far as Shuster. This is identified with the Biblical Ulai (Assyrian
Ulaa, classical Eulaeus). In ancient times emptying ...
/e/elamites.htm - 39k

Elam (24 Occurrences)
... navigable as far as Shuster. This is identified with the Biblical Ulai (Assyrian
Ulaa, classical Eulaeus). In ancient times emptying ...
/e/elam.htm - 48k

Uknaz

/u/uknaz.htm - 6k

Gabriel (5 Occurrences)
... Daniel 8:16 I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, which called,
and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. ...
/g/gabriel.htm - 9k

Watercourse (6 Occurrences)
... Versions of the Bible has "streams of water"; compare yubhal, "rivers" (Jeremiah
17:8); yubhal, "Jubal" (Genesis 4:21); 'ubhal, "the river Ulai" (Daniel 8:2, 3 ...
/w/watercourse.htm - 10k

Water-door (1 Occurrence)
... I saw in the vision; and when I saw it, I was in the strong town Shushan, which
is in the country of Elam; and in the vision I was by the water-door of the Ulai...
/w/water-door.htm - 6k

Rivers (81 Occurrences)
... Rivers of Babylon. (Psalm 137:1), ie, of the whole country of Babylonia, eg, the
Tigris, Euphrates, Chalonas, the Ulai, and the numerous canals. ...
/r/rivers.htm - 32k

Banks (11 Occurrences)
... Daniel 8:16 I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, which called,
and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. ...
/b/banks.htm - 10k

Concordance
Ulai (2 Occurrences)

Daniel 8:2
I saw in the vision; now it was so, that when I saw, I was in the citadel of Susa, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in the vision, and I was by the river Ulai.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Daniel 8:16
I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Ulai

Ulai: A River of Chaldea

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