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