the giant’s backbone (so called from the head of a mountain which runs out into the sea), an ancient city and harbour at the north-east end of the Elanitic branch of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Akabah, near Elath or Eloth (Num. 33:35; Deut. 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 Chr. 8:17); and here also Jehoshaphat’s fleet was shipwrecked (1 Kings 22:48; 2 Chr. 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.
1. . 1. . abbreviation 1. Ezra
[ez-ruh] /ˈɛz rə/ noun 1. a Jewish scribe and prophet of the 5th century b.c., who with Nehemiah led the revival of Judaism in Palestine. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Ezr. 3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “help.”. /ˈɛzrə/ noun (Old Testament) 1. a Jewish priest […]
- Ezra pound
[pound] /paʊnd/ noun 1. Ezra Loomis [loo-mis] /ˈlu mɪs/ (Show IPA), 1885–1972, U.S. poet. 2. Louise, 1872–1958, U.S. scholar and linguist. 3. her brother, Roscoe, 1870–1964, U.S. legal scholar and writer. /paʊnd/ verb 1. when intr, often foll by on or at. to strike heavily and often 2. (transitive) to beat to a pulp; pulverize […]
a title given to Ethan (1 Kings 4:31; Ps. 89, title) and Heman (Ps. 88, title). They were both sons of Zerah (1 Chr. 2:6).