Elath



[ey-laht] /eɪˈlɑt/

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[ey-laht] /eɪˈlɑt/
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a seaport at the N tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, in S Israel.
/eɪˈlɑːt/
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a port in S Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: Israel’s only outlet to the Red Sea. Pop: 43 500 (2003 est)

grove; trees, (Deut. 2:8), also in plural form Eloth (1 Kings 9:26, etc.); called by the Greeks and Romans Elana; a city of Idumea, on the east, i.e., the Elanitic, gulf, or the Gulf of Akabah, of the Red Sea. It is first mentioned in Deut. 2:8. It is also mentioned along with Ezion-geber in 1 Kings 9:26. It was within the limits of Solomon’s dominion, but afterwards revolted. It was, however, recovered and held for a time under king Uzziah (2 Kings 14:22). Now the ruin Aila.

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