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A wilderness area enclosed by Palestine on the north, the Arabah Valley on the east, the Sinai Desert on the south, and Etham on the west (Gen 14:6; Num 10:12; 13:21; 27:14; Deut 2:8; 1 Kgs 9:26).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
El-paran. Place located on the edge of the wilderness of Paran, probably at the southern tip of the mountains of Seir in the Sinai peninsula, present-day Arabia. It was the farthest point south to which King Chedorlaomer and his allies pushed their punitive raid against the rebellious kings of Sodom
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
EL-PARAN Place located on the edge of the wilderness of Paran, probably at the southern tip of the mountains of Seir in the Sinai Peninsula, present-day Arabia. It was the farthest point south to which King Kedorlaomer and his allies pushed their punitive raid against the rebellious kings of Sodom and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
El-Paran (Heb. ʾêl pāʾrān)A location in Horite territory that marked the southernmost point of Chedorlaomer’s military expedition (Gen. 14:6), adjacent to the Wilderness of Paran. Heb. ʾêl (“terebinth”) is probably a variant of ʾêlaṯ (Elath), the modern port city on the Gulf of Aqaba (cf. LXX
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
El-Paran [ĕl pârˊən] (Heb. ˒êl pā˒rān). A city belonging to the Horites, the southernmost point of Chedorlaomer’s military expedition (Gen. 14:6). It must have been located near the head of the Gulf of Aqaba, at the edge of the Wilderness of Paran; some consider it an earlier name for Elath.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Elath; Eloth; El-Paran; Berenike; Aila
ELATH; ELOTH; EL-PARAN; BERENIKE; AILA A coastal town at the northern end of the northeastern arm of the Red Sea, mentioned frequently in conjunction with Ezion-Geber; both were stations on the route of the Exodus (Deut. 2:8). In the days of the United Monarchy Elath became an important harbor through
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Pa´ran, El-pa´ran (place of caverns), a desert or wilderness, bounded on the north by Palestine, on the east by the valley of Arabah, on the south by the desert of Sinai, and on the west by the wilderness of Etham, which separated it from the Gulf of Suez and Egypt. The first notice of Paran is in connection
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
EL-PA´RAN (el-pāʹran; “oak of Paran”). “The one oasis which is in mid-desert, on the great highway across the wilderness of Paran, known in later times as ‘Qala’ at Nukhl, … more commonly ‘Castle Nakhl,’ ‘Castle of the Palm’ ” (Trumbull, Kadesh-barnea, p. 37). It was at “El-paran, which is by the wilderness,”