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Shur
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A region in or around the northern Sinai Peninsula. Although traditionally thought to lie near the southwest border of Canaan and the northeast border of Egypt, its precise location remains unknown.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Wilderness of Shur
Shur, Wilderness of (מִדְבַּר־שׁוּר‎, midbar-shur, ἔρημον Σουρ, erēmon Sour). A region in or around the northern Sinai Peninsula. Although traditionally thought to lie near the southwest border of Canaan and the northeast border of Egypt, its precise location remains unknown.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shur, Wilderness of (Place)
SHUR, WILDERNESS OF (PLACE) [Heb midbar šûr (מִדְבַּר שׁוּר)]. A desert region and perhaps a place located in the N Sinai between the S border of Canaan and the NE border of Egypt (Gen 16:7; 20:1; 25:18; Exodus 15:22; 1 Sam 15:7; 27:8). The designation “Wilderness of Shur” (midbar šûr) occurs only
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shur
Shur. Wilderness region located in the Sinai peninsula east of Egypt’s Nile delta and west of the Negeb. In antiquity, a caravan route passed through this region from Egypt to Palestine. It was perhaps along this route that the Angel of the Lord found Hagar (Gn 16:7). Abraham lived for a time between
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shur
Shur shoo̅r [Heb. šûr—‘wall’; Gk. Sour, and variations]. An area E of Egypt (Gen. 25:18; 1 S. 15:7).Hagar fled from Sarai into the wilderness near Kadesh “on the way to Shur” (Gen. 16:7). Abraham stayed for a while between Kadesh and Shur (20:1). The Israelites after crossing the Red Sea traveled
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shur
SHUR Wilderness region located in the Sinai Peninsula east of Egypt’s Nile Delta and west of the Negev. In antiquity, a caravan route passed through this region from Egypt to Palestine. Abraham lived for a time between Shur and Kadesh (Gn 20:1), and it was part of the territory occupied by the Ishmaelites
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shur, Wilderness Of
Shur (shoor), Wilderness of, a desert region somewhere in the Sinai Peninsula, east of the present Suez Canal. It was inhabited by Ishmaelites (Gen. 25:18) and was for a time the home of Abraham (20:1). The Israelites during the exodus entered the wilderness of Shur immediately after crossing the sea
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shur
SHUR. The name of a desert region between Palestine and Egypt. In poetry the word is used meaning “wall” (Gen 49:22; Ps 18:29), and some scholars believe the name was derived from a line of border fortresses between Egypt and the Sinai desert. This was merely a disconnected line of forts which the Egyptians
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Shur
SHUR. A wilderness-region in the NW part of the Sinai isthmus, S of the Mediterranean coastline and the ‘way of the land of the Philistines’, between the present line of the Suez Canal on its W and the ‘River of *Egypt’ (Wadi el-‘Arish) on its E. Abraham and Sarah’s handmaid Hagar fled to a well past
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shur
Shur (Heb. šûr)A desert region in the northeast Sinai, S of the Mediterranean coast and between Egypt and the Brook of Egypt (Wadi el-ʾArish). The wilderness of Sur, also called the wilderness of Etham (Num. 33:8), was the southwestern border of Canaan. For a time Abraham settled between Kadesh and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shur
Shur [shŏor] (Heb. šûr “wall”).† A wilderness region in the northern part of the Sinai peninsula east of Egypt into which the Israelites went after coming out of Egypt and crossing through the Red Sea (Exod. 15:22; cf. Gen. 25:18; 1 Sam. 15:7). The same region is also called the wilderness of
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Shur
SHUR The desert crossed by the Israelites on their way up from the Red Sea. Shura in Aramaic, and thus also in Hebrew (cf. Gen. 49:22; 2 Sam. 22:30; Ps. 18:30). It is possible that the desert took its name from the mountainous barrier that encloses the central plateau of Sinai, which looks like a wall
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Shur
SHUR A wilderness region in the northern Sinai between southern Canaan and Egypt (Gen 16:7, 20:1, 25:18; Exod 15:22; 1 Sam 15:7, 27:8). The name of the region is derived from the Hebrew for “wall” (cf. Gen 49:22; 2 Sam 22:30). Some think “Shur” may refer to a series of Egyptian fortresses that ran across
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