Elath (Eilat)

(II Kings 14: 22)

Port on Gulf of Eilat.

Ancient settlement mentioned several times in Bible as Eloth or Elath. Important during period of kingdoms of Judah and Israel. Solomon equipped a large navy at Ezion-geber, apparently near here. Because of its strategic position on a major trade and travel route, many vied to control Ezion-geber.

Captured and held by Edomites for a short while and then taken by Azariah, king of Judah and son of Amaziah, who rebuilt Elath in……


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