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Eloth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A place at the Gulf of Aqaba, belonging to the Edomites. It was passed by the Israelites during their wilderness journey (Deut 2:8; compare Gen 14:6) and later used by Solomon for ship making (1 Kgs 9:26; 2 Chr 8:17). It was rebuilt by Azariah, king of Judah (2 Kgs 14:22; 2 Chr 26:2). It was then taken by the nation of Syria and repossessed by the Edomites (2 Kgs 16:6).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eloth
Eloth (אֵילַת‎, eilath; אֵילוֹת‎, eiloth; אֵיל פָּארָן‎, eil paran). A place at the Gulf of Aqaba, belonging to the Edomites. It was passed by the Israelites during their wilderness journey (Deut 2:8; compare Gen 14:6) and later used by Solomon for ship making (1 Kgs 9:26; 2 Chr 8:17). It was rebuilt by
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
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
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
Eloth
Eloth. Alternate spelling of the Edomite town Elath, in 1 Kings 9:26; 2 Chronicles 8:17; and 26:2.See Elath.
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
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
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
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
Eloth
ELOTH* Alternate spelling of the Edomite town Elath, in 1 Kings 9:26; 2 Chronicles 8:17; and 26:2. See Elath.
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
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 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
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.).
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
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
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
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
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.
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