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Elath
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elath (Place)
ELATH (PLACE) [Heb ʾêlat (אֵילַת)]. Var. ELOTH. A settlement on the N coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, closely associated with Ezion-geber, and a port for trade with Arabia, Africa, and India (1 Kgs 9:26).The origins of the settlement are obscure. It may be the El-paran mentioned in Gen 14:6 as the southernmost
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elath
Elath. Edomite city (also spelled Eloth), at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba (Dt 2:8; 1 Kgs 9:26), on the eastern border of the wilderness of Paran (Gn 14:6, where it is alternately called El-paran). It probably owed its name (which means “grove of trees”) to the many palm trees in the area and may have
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elath
Elath ēʹlath, ā-lätʹ; ELOTH ēʹloth [Heb. ʾêlaṯ, ʾêlôṯ, ʾēlôṯ]. A settlement in Edom, near the present port city of Aqabah, Jordan, on the north shore of the Gulf of Aqabah. It is mentioned with Ezion-geber in three OT passages (Dt. 2:8; 1 K. 9:26; 2 Ch. 8:17). Most modern scholars believe
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elath
ELATH Edomite city (also spelled Eloth) at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba (Dt 2:8; 1 Kgs 9:26), on the eastern border of the wilderness of Paran (Gn 14:6, where it is alternately called El-paran). It probably owed its named (which means “grove of trees”) to the many palm trees in the area and may have
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eloth
Eloth (ee´loth; Heb., “a grove of large trees,” usually terebinth or palm), another name for Elath, an important port city located at the end of the northeast arm of the Red Sea, the modern Gulf of Aqabah. The Israelites passed by Eloth as they left Egypt (Deut. 2:8). Eloth was later expanded by Solomon
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elath
ELATH. Alternately Eloth. Elath was located in biblical times at the head of the Gulf of Aqabah (q.v.). The name is still used by the state of Israel for a similarly located town whose Jordanian counterpart nearby is called Aqabah. The area is delightful in the winter months, living up to the resortlike
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elath (Eloth), Ezion-Geber
ELATH (ELOTH), EZION-GEBER. In the biblical sources there are three phases in the history of these places. First, as stations along the route of the Israelites moving from the Sinai wilderness (its E side) up to Qadesh-Barnea (Nu. 33:35–36; Dt. 2:8). Ezion-Geber and Elath are mentioned as two entities.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elath
Elath (Heb. ʾêlaṯ)A city and harbor at the head of the Gulf of Aqabah. Elath’s strategic position made it an important gateway for caravan and naval commerce with Arabia and eastern Africa. In the OT Elath is frequently placed in close proximity to Ezion-geber. Some scholars consider Tell el-Kheleifeh
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elath
Elath [ēˊlăth] (Heb. ˓êlaṯ “tall tree”). An Edomite city at the head of the Gulf of Aqabah, in the Old Testament frequently mentioned with Ezion-geber. It was here that the Israelites turned north and marched toward Edom at the end of their wilderness wanderings (Deut. 2:8). David apparently captured
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Elath
ELATH A city on the north coast of the Gulf of Aqaba (1 Kgs 9:26). It may be the same place as Ezion-geber.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elath
E´lath, E´loth (a grove), the name of a town of the land of Edom, commonly mentioned with Ezion-geber, and situated at the head of the Arabian Gulf, which was thence called the Elanitic Gulf. It first occurs in the account of the wanderings, Deut. 2:8, and in later times must have come under the rule
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