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Gulf of Aqaba
The east branch of the Red Sea.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aqaba, Gulf of
Aqaba, Gulf of. Eastern branch (of two northern arms) of the Red Sea which penetrates N,NE between Saudi Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula. The gulf varies in width from 12 to 17 miles and is 100 miles long. The port city of Elath (or Eloth), located at the northern end of the gulf of Aqaba, is mentioned
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aqaba, Gulf of
AQABA*, GULF OF Eastern branch (of two northern arms) of the Red Sea that penetrates northeast between Saudi Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula. The gulf varies in width from 12 to 17 miles (19 to 27 kilometers) and is 100 miles (161 kilometers) long. The port city of Elath (or Eloth), located at the northern
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aqabah, Gulf Of
Aqabah (ahk´uh-bah), Gulf of, a northern arm of the Red Sea, east of the Sinai Peninsula. At its head were located Ezion-geber (1 Kings 9:26) and Elath (Deut. 2:8). Trade from the south came through the gulf and continued north via the King’s Highway. As political fortunes shifted, so did control of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aqabah, Gulf of
AQABAH, GULF OF. An arm of the Red Sea reaching N, located E of the Sinai peninsula and W of Midian in Arabia. Geologically it is part of the Arabah and Jordan rift which continues the fault northward. Elath (q.v.), a seaport, is located at its northern end. See also Ezion-geber.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Aqaba
A´QABA (aʹka-ba), Gulf of. The northern arm of the Red Sea, at the head of which lay Solomon’s seaport of Ezion-geber (which see; 1 Kings 9:26).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Aqabah, Gulf of
Aqabah, Gulf OfAqabah, Gulf of, (ahʹkah-bah), a northern arm of the Red Sea, east of the Sinai Peninsula. At its head were located Ezion-geber (1 Kings 9:26) and Elath (Deut. 2:8). Trade from the south came through the Gulf and continued north via the King’s Highway. As political fortunes shifted,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Aqaba, Gulf of
AQABA, GULF OF TEV translation in 1 Kings 9:26 to show that the part of the Red Sea meant is the eastern arm below the Dead Sea. Its northern port city is Eloth (or Elath, NIV). See Elath; Ezion-geber.Pharaoh’s Island in the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Aqabah, Gulf of
Aqabah, Gulf of ah′kuh-bah. Also Aqaba. The NE arm of the Red Sea bounded on the W by the Sinai Peninsula and on the E by the Land of Midian (Arabian Desert). The Hebrew name yām sûp H3542 + H6068 (“Sea of Reeds”) is used not only to refer to the Bitter Lakes region in the Nile Delta but also to refer
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Aqaba
Aqaba(Lat. Aila). Coastal site on the Red Sea in southern Jordan. A salvage excavation (Parker, 2003 [both]) at A. has brought to light Roman, early Christian, and early Islamic occupation levels. Two sectors have been established as components of an archaeological park. In the late antique sector a
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AQABA, GULF OF
AQABA, GULF OF ah´kuh-bah. In ancient times, the Elanitic Gulf. The body of water, about 100 mi. long and 15 mi. wide, lying between the Sinai Peninsula and Midian, and culminating in the south in the Straits of Tiran and the Red Sea, and in the north at the time of the Exodus in the settlements of Elath