Ezion-geber

▪ ancient city, Jordan
modern  Tall al-Khalīfah 

      seaport of Solomon and the later kings of Judah, located at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba in what is now Maʿān muḥāfaẓah (governorate), Jordan. The site was found independently by archaeologists Fritz Frank and Nelson Glueck. Glueck's excavations (1938–40) proved that the site had been a fortified settlement surrounded by strong walls from the 10th to the 4th century BC. It was almost certainly founded about 950 BC by Solomon, who used it both as a port for his trade with Ophir and as a large-scale copper refinery.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • EZION-GEBER — (Heb. (עֶצְיוֹן גָּבֶר (גֶּבֶר, first mentioned in the Bible as one of the camping sites of the Israelite tribes on their way to Canaan (Num. 33:35–36). As such, it is mentioned next to Elath in Deuteronomy 2:8. From the biblical narrative of the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ezion-Geber — or Asiongaber (Classical Hebrew: עֶצְיֹן גֶּבֶר, pronounced Etzyón Gaver ) was a city of Idumea, a biblical seaport on the northern extremity of the Gulf of Aqaba, in the area of modern Aqaba and Eilat. Biblical references Ezion Geber is… …   Wikipedia

  • Ezion-geber — est un port ancien, que l on situe d après la Bible dans le Golfe d Aqaba. Il correspond aux villes modernes de Aqaba et Eilat Ce document provient de « Ezion Geber ». Catégorie : Ville du Proche Orient ancien …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ezion-geber — • More properly Ezion geber, a city of Idumea, situated on the northern extremity of the Ælanitic Gulf, now called the Gulf of Akabah Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ezion-Geber — est un port ancien, que l on situe d après la Bible dans le Golfe d Aqaba. Il correspond aux villes modernes de Aqaba et Eilat Portail de la Bible Catégorie : Ville de l Israël antique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ezion Geber — Eziōn Geber, alte Hafenstadt am Roten Meere, Ausgangspunkt für Salomos Schiffahrt nach Ophir …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ezion-Geber — Karte mit der möglichen Route des Exodus, die den wahrscheinlichen Standort von Ezion Geber zeigt. Ezion Geber (auch Ezjon Geber, Ezeon Geber, Vulgata: Aisongeber) war ein antiker Ort am Golf von Akaba unweit von Eilat gelegen. Er wird im Alten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ezion-geber —    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) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Asiongaber (Ezion-Geber) —     Asiongaber     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Asiongaber     More properly Ezion geber, a city of Idumea, situated on the northern extremity of the Ælanitic Gulf, now called the Gulf of Akabah. it is mentioned six times in the Holy Scriptures:… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • TRADE AND COMMERCE — In the Bible The geopolitical location of Palestine, set as it is in the heart of the Fertile Crescent, made it a pivotal link in the commercial activities carried on by land and sea between, on the one hand, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.