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HEBREW: 359 twlya 'Eylowth or tlya 'Eylath
NAVE: Elath Eloth
EBD: Elath
Elah, The Valley Of | Elah, Vale Of | Elamites | Elasa | Elasah | Elat | Elath, Eloth | Elberith | Elbethel | Elcia | Eldaah


In Bible versions:

Elat: NET
a place of Israeli encampment near Ezion-Geber
a town near Ezion-Geber on the Red Sea where Israel encamped

a hind; strength; an oak
Google Maps: Elath (29° 31´, 35° 0´); Eloth (29° 31´, 35° 0´)


Strongs #0359: twlya 'Eylowth or tlya 'Eylath

Elath or Eloth = "grove of lofty trees"

1) a port on the north-east arm of the Red Sea

359 'Eylowth ay-loth'

or mEylath {ay-lath'}; from 352; trees or a grove (i.e.
palms); Eloth or Elath, a place on the Red Sea:-Elath,
see HEBREW for 0352

Elath [EBD]

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.

Elath [NAVE]

ELATH, called also Eloth. A city of Idumea, Deut. 2:8; 1 Kin. 9:26; 2 Chr. 8:17.
Conquest of, by Uzziah, 2 Chr. 26:2; by the Syrians, 2 Kin. 16:6.

Eloth [NAVE]

See: Elath.


(1 Kings 9:26) [ELATH, ELOTH]


ELATH; ELOTH - e'-lath, or e'-loth ('eloth, 'elath; Ailon (Dt 2:8), Ailath (2 Ki 16:6)): A seaport on the Red Sea in the territory of Edom. It is named along with Ezion-geber in the account of Israel's journey round the land of Edom (Dt 2:8). It appears as Ailath, and Alion in the Septuagint, and in Josephus as Ilanis (Ant., VIII, vi, 4), while Eusebius (Onomasticon) has Aila. From this we may gather that the Aramaic Ilan or Ilana was in use as well as the Hebrew 'elath or 'eloth. The name, "grove," was doubtless derived from the presence of certain sacred trees. It may be identical with El-paran of Gen 14:6, and Elah of Gen 36:41. When David conquered Edom, Elath passed into the hands of Israel (2 Sam 8:14). It was a position of great importance in connection with the trade with South Arabia. Here the merchant fleets of Solomon and Jehoshaphat were fitted out, and hence, they sailed (1 Ki 9:26; 2 Ch 8:17; 1 Ki 22:48). In the reign of Jehoram, son of Jehoshaphat, Edom shook off the hand of Judah (2 Ki 8:20), but under Amaziah and Uzziah it was again subdued (2 Ki 14:7,10,22). Finally it was taken from Ahaz by Rezin, king of Syria. The Jews were driven out and the Syrians (Edomites?) took permanent possession (2 Ki 16:6). It is identical with the modern `Aqaba, at the head of the gulf of that name.

W. Ewing


ELOTH - e'-loth.


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