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El-Paran
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
El-Paran
El-Paran (אֵ֣יל פָּארָ֔ן‎, eil paran; Φαράν, Pharan). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
El-Paran (Place)
EL-PARAN (PLACE) [Heb ʾêl pāʾrān (אֵיל פָּארָן)]. Place “on the border of the wilderness” reached by Chedorlaomer and his allies after they crossed (from the N) Mount Seir (Gen 14:6). From there they turned back and came to “En Mishpat, that is, Kadesh” (Gen 14:7). These data make it certain that
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
El-paran
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
El-Paran
El-Paran el-pârʹən [Heb. ʾêl pâʾrān] (Gen. 14:6). The southernmost point subdued by Chedorlaomer and his allies from the east. See Paran.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
El-Paran
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
El-Paran
EL-PARAN. The southern extremity of the march of the kings with Chedorlaomer (Gen 14:6) before their swing northward through the city-states, which resulted in the capture of Lot and his rescue by Abraham. Many hold this to be another name for Elath (q.v.).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
El-Paran
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
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
El-paran
El-pa´ran (God his deliverance), literally “the terebinth of Paran.” Gen. 14:6. [Paran.]
Paran El-paran
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
Elparan
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,”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Elparan
Elparanoak of Paran, a place on the edge of the wilderness bordering the territory of the Horites (Gen. 14:6). This was the farthest point to which Chedorlaomer’s expedition extended. It is identified with the modern desert of et-Tih. (See PARAN.)
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