Natives of Elam, a Persian province named after one of the sons of Sern (Genesis 10), south of Media and north of the Persian Gulf, seat of a mighty empire of which Susa was the capital, and the scene of wars between the Assyrians and the Babylonians; it was conquered by the Assyrians 640 B.C. Elamites were present at Pentecost (Acts 2).

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