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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Elath, Eloth

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Seaport town at the extreme north of the Gulf of Akaba branch of the Red Sea. First mentioned in the wanderings of the Israelites; it was afterwards included in the dominion of Solomon, near to which, at Ezion-geber, he had a navy of ships. Afterwards we read that it was built by Azariah, and was restored to Judah; but subsequently it was conquered by Rezin and held by the Syrians, until it became a frontier town of Rome. Deuteronomy 2:8 ; 1 Kings 9:26 ; 2 Kings 14:22 ; 2 Kings 16:6 ; 2 Chronicles 8:17 ; 2 Chronicles 26:2 . It was situate about 29 29' N, 35 2' E . Elath is now called Aqaba and is in Jordan, it is the only sea-port of that country.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Elath, Eloth'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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