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Category:Ezion-geber

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Ezion-geber, also known as Eziongeber or Asiongaber, is a city of Idumea, a seaport on the northern area of the Gulf of Aqaba, near Aqaba and Eilat. It is also one of the Israelites camped after the Exodus from Egypt.

Numbers 33:35
Deuteronomy 2:8
1 Kings 9:26
1 Kings 22:49
2 Chronicles 8:17
2 Chronicles 20:36 - 37.


---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

Ezion-geber - The giant's backbone (so called from the head of a mountain which runs out into the sea), an ancient city and harbor at the north-east end of the Elanitic branch of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Akabah, near Elath or Eloth (Numbers 33:35; Deuteronomy 2:8). Here Solomon built ships, "Tarshish ships," like those trading from Tyre to Tarshish and the west, which traded with Ophir (1 Kings 9:26; 2 Chronicles 8:17); and here also Jehoshaphat's fleet was shipwrecked (1 Kings 22:48; 2 Chronicles 20:36). It became a populous town, many of the Jews settling in it (2 Kings 16:6, "Elath"). It is supposed that anciently the north end of the gulf flowed further into the country than now, as far as 'Ain el-Ghudyan , which is 10 miles up the dry bed of the Arabah, and that Ezion-geber may have been there.

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