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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Red Sea, is determined by the statement in Deut. i. 1. Aa to Ezion-geber, or the " Giant's back-bone," the port on the eastern arm of the Red Sea, adjacent to Elath or Ailath, where Solomon constructed his merchant fleet ( 1 Kings, ix. 26), for which mariners were provided from Tyre (2 Chron. viii. 17), and whose commercial prosperity Jehoshaphat sought to revive (1 Kings, xxii. 48; 2 Chron., xx.37), it is one of the few sites that, from the time the Israelites crossed the Bay of Hahiroth, or Heroopolis, that can be satisfactorily determined. It may or may not be precisely the Wady el Ghudyan; but there can be no question but that the port lay in the vicinity of the actual Akabah, and the islanded ruins of Ailath. As to the seventeen stations enumerated in Numbers as lying between Kadesh Barnea and Ezion-geber, nothing is really known. Mosera, or, in the plural, Moseroth, where Aaron died and was buried, according to Deut. x. 6, has been placed, by Wilton and others, west of Mount Hor. Hor-ha-gidgad, as the Gudgodah of Deut. x. 7, has also been identified with the Wady al Ghudaghidh, south-west of Mount Hor; and the other sites appear to have been localities of little import, such as the " place of broom," the " heap of ruins," the " place of assembling," the " mount of beauty," the " cliff, or precipice," the " fertile spot," and others at which the Israelites halted during their wanderings in and around Mount Hor. The Wady Tai'yibah, or " fertile vale," sought for by Schwarz on the western shore of the Gulf of Akabah, and Ebronah, or Abronah, the " passage, or ferry," at the head of the Gulf, appropriately led the way to Elath and Ezion-geber. On the way back from the head of the eastern arm of the Red Sea, whither the Israelites may have...show more

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 553g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666941X
  • 9781236669414