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Ezion-geber (See also wiki article Ezion-Geber.)

EZION-GEBER, later called Elath, still later Berenice (Jos. Ant. viii. vi. 4 [163]).?A port on the Red Sea (Gulf of 'Aqaba) used by Solomon for his commerce (1 K.9.26). A great copper refinery was uncovered here by Nelson Glueck (The Other Side of the Jordan [1940]), dating from the 10th-9th cents. BC. It was rebuilt under the name of Elath by Uzziah, king of Judah, in the 8th cent. (2 K.14.22). According to tradition, the Israelites encamped here on the journey through the wilderness (Nu.33.35, Dt.2.8). It is the modern Tell el-Kheleifeh. [Article: Dictionary of the Bible, J.Hastings, 2nd Ed., T&T.Clark, 1963 - A.J.M. - D.N.F.]