King James Bible

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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.

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