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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

El-Paran

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Idumean port at the northern end of the Ælanitic Gulf, the later Aila. According to the Old Testament, the name of the place is also Elparan. In Deuteronomy 2:8 it is mentioned with Eziongeber (comp. 1 Kings 9:26; 2 Chronicles 8:17). In Solomon's time the city came into the possession of the Israelites, but afterward it was probably taken from them. Later Uzziah reconquered it (2 Kings 14:22; 2 Chronicles 27:2), but under Ahaz it was again lost (2 Kings 16:6). The old city owed its name to the abundance of palms in the vicinity.

Bibliography:
  • Robinson, Biblical Researches in Palestine, 1:280;
  • Wetzstein, in Delitzsch, Hiob, p. 118;
  • Buhl, Gesch. der Edomiten, p. 38.
E. G. H.
F. Bu.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'El-Paran'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/e/el-paran.html. 1901.

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