What is Elim?
(trees), the second station of Israel after crossing the Red Sea. Ex 15:27; Num 33:9. It had 12 wells and 70 palm trees, and has been identified with Wady Gharandel, which is the first pleasant spot in the wilderness after leaving 'Ayun Musa. The water is the best on the whole route from Cairo to Sinai. A few palm trees still remain. Others locate Elim a little farther south, Elim, Sinai (Wady Gharandel. After a Photograph by Frith.) in Wady Useit or in Wady Taiyibeh. It certainly must have been in this neighborhood of running brooks, feathery tamarisks, wild acacias, and stately palm trees.