Character Study on Geber

Character Study on Geber

1 Kings 4: The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
1 Kings 4: Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and he was the only officer which was in the land.
1 Kings 9: And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom.
1 Kings 22: Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.
2 Chronicles 8: Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.
2 Chronicles 20: And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Ben-Geber
(behn-gee' buhr) Personal name meaning, “son of Geber” or “son of a hero.” Solomon's district supervisor in the towns northeast of the Jordan River around Ramoth-gilead (1 Kings 4:13 ). He provided supplies for the royal court one month a year. KJV reads, “son of Geber.”



Holman Bible Dictionary - Ezion-Geber
A port city on the gulf of Aqabah. Ezion-Geber was the last stopping place before Kadesh during the wilderness wandering (Numbers 33:35-36 ). Under Solomon the city became a major port. Solomon commissioned the building of a fleet of ships there for use in the gold trade (1Kings 9:26,1 Kings 9:28 ). Other goods transported through the port included silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks (1 Kings 10:22 ). After Solomon's death the city reverted to Edomite control. Jehoshopat tried to take advantage of the absence of an Edomite king to base a new fleet in the city (1 Kings 22:48-49 ). The fleet was, however, wrecked (whether by flood, tempest, or the Edomites is unknown).

Three sites have been identified with Ezion-Geber. Some identify the city with Elath. References mentioning both names point to two places (Deuteronomy 2:8 ; 1 Kings 9:26 ; 2 Chronicles 8:17 ). Others locate Ezion-Geber at Tell el-Kheleifeh, a site about 500 yards from the coast. This site may represent a satellite city used to store grain, to protect the trade route, or to serve as a stopping place for caravans. Frequent flooding of the Wadi Ytem may have washed away archeological evidence necessary for identification of Ezion-Geber. Still others connect Ezion-Geber with a site on the island of Jezira Fara'un about 300 yards from the shore at Eilat. This site seems an unlikely stopping place during the wilderness wandering.



Easton's Bible Dictionary - 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 (Numbers 33:35 ; Deuteronomy 2:8 ). Here Solomon built ships, "Tarshish ships," like those trading from Tyre to Tarshish and the west, which traded with Ophir (1 Kings 9:26 ; 2 Chronicles 8:17 ); and here also Jehoshaphat's fleet was shipwrecked (1 Kings 22:48 ; 2 Chronicles 20:36 ). It became a populous town, many of the Jews settling in it (2 Kings 16:6 , "Elath"). It is supposed that anciently the north end of the gulf flowed further into the country than now, as far as 'Ain el-Ghudyan, which Isaiah 10 miles up the dry bed of the Arabah, and that Ezion-geber may have been there.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Ezion-Geber
A port city on the gulf of Aqabah. Ezion-Geber was the last stopping place before Kadesh during the wilderness wandering (Numbers 33:35-36 ). Under Solomon the city became a major port. Solomon commissioned the building of a fleet of ships there for use in the gold trade (1Kings 9:26,1 Kings 9:28 ). Other goods transported through the port included silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks (1 Kings 10:22 ). After Solomon's death the city reverted to Edomite control. Jehoshopat tried to take advantage of the absence of an Edomite king to base a new fleet in the city (1 Kings 22:48-49 ). The fleet was, however, wrecked (whether by flood, tempest, or the Edomites is unknown). Three sites have been identified with Ezion-Geber. Some identify the city with Elath. References mentioning both names point to two places (Deuteronomy 2:8 ; 1 Kings 9:26 ; 2 Chronicles 8:17 ). Others locate Ezion-Geber at Tell el-Kheleifeh, a site about 500 yards from the coast. This site may represent a satellite city used to store grain, to protect the trade route, or to serve as a stopping place for caravans. Frequent flooding of the Wadi Ytem may have washed away archeological evidence necessary for identification of Ezion-Geber. Still others connect Ezion-Geber with a site on the island of Jezira Fara'un about 300 yards from the shore at Eilat. This site seems an unlikely stopping place during the wilderness wandering.



Easton's Bible Dictionary - Geber
A valiant man, (1 Kings 4:19 ), one of Solomon's purveyors, having jurisdiction over a part of Gilead, comprising all the kingdom of Sihon and part of the kingdom of Og (Deuteronomy 2 ; 31 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Geber
(gee' buhr) Personal name meaning, “young man” or “hero.” Solomon's district governor for Gilead beyond the Jordan (1 Kings 4:19 ) was the son of Uri. He collected provisions to supply the royal court. The district governor over Ramoth-gilead was Ben-geber or the son of Geber. See Ben-geber .



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Geber
Manly
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ezion Geber
("the giant's backbone".) A town on the eastern arm of the Red Sea. The last stage in Israel's march before the wilderness of Zin or Kadesh. The station of Solomon's navy "beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom." The timber was probably brought to Ezion Geber from Tyre to build the ships (2 Chronicles 8:17-18). There Jehoshaphat's fleet was broken on the jagged rocks on each side (1 Kings 9:26; 1 Kings 22:48). Now wady Ghadyan (another form of Ezion), a valley running E. into the Arabah, some miles N. of the present head of the Elanitic gulf. A salt marsh marks where the sea anciently reached. A tidal haven was here, at the head of which the city of Ezion Geber stood. On the haven's eastern side lay Elath (now Akaba), from whence the Elanitic gulf took its name, meaning "trees"; a palm grove is still there; on the W. lay Ebronah (Numbers 33:35-36).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ben-Geber
BEN-GEBER (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ‘son of Geber’). Patronymic of one of Solomon’s twelve commissariat officers who had charge of a district N.E. of the Jordan ( 1 Kings 4:13 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Geber, Son of
1. 1 Kings 4:13.

2. 1 Kings 4:19. Having as his commissariat district the part of Gilead forming Sihon's and Og's kingdom, now Belka, the great pasture E. of Jordan. Translated not "he was the only officer in the land," for there were two others (1 Kings 4:13-14), but "and one (superior) officer (netsitb 'achad ) who was in the land," namely, to superintend the three subordinate officers (compare Hebrew 2 Chronicles 8:10).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ezion-Geber
EZION-GEBER , later called Berenice (Jos. [Note: Josephus.] Ant . VIII. vi. 4). A port on the Red Sea (on the Gulf of Akabah) used by Solomon for his commerce ( 1 Kings 9:26 ). Here also the Israelites encamped ( Numbers 33:35 , Deuteronomy 2:8 ).

A. J. Maclean.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Geber
GEBER ( 1 Kings 4:19 ). One of Solomon’s twelve commissariat officers, whose district lay to the E. of Jordan. At the end of 1 Kings 4:19 comes a sentence referred by AV [Note: Authorized Version.] and RV [Note: Revised Version.] to this Geber, and rendered ‘and he was the only officer which was in the land.’ But it is possible that the text should be emended so as to read ‘and one officer was over all the officers who were in the land,’ the reference being, not to Geber, but to Azariah, son of Nathan, mentioned in v. 6 as ‘over the officers.’

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Geber
1. Father of one of Solomon's commissariat officers in Ramoth-gilead. 1 Kings 4:13 .

2. Son of Uri, another like officer in Gilead. 1 Kings 4:19 . At the end of this verse the A.V. reads "He was the only officer which was in the land." This does not seem to agree with 1 Kings 4:13,14 , for those mentioned therein were also on the east of the Jordan. The Hebrew word for 'officer' in 1 Kings 4:19 , though a kindred word, is not the same as in 1 Kings 4:7 and 27, and may be translated 'superintendent.'

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Ezion-Geber
The wood of the man
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ezion-Geber
Ezion-geber (along with its twin town Elath, or Eloth) was situated on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqabah, the north-eastern arm of the Red Sea. It was the port from which shipping routes went east and overland routes went north (Deuteronomy 2:8; 1 Kings 9:26). This meant that the nation that controlled Ezion-geber controlled much of the trade in the region (1 Kings 9:27-28; 1 Kings 10:22). (For fuller details of Ezion-geber’s significance see EDOM.)

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Ezion-Gaber - KJV variant spelling of Ezion-Geber (Numbers 33:35-36 ; Deuteronomy 2:8 ; 2 Chronicles 20:36 ). See Ezion-Geber
Geber - The district governor over Ramoth-gilead was Ben-Geber or the son of Geber. See Ben-Geber
Ben-Geber - BEN-Geber (AV [Note: Authorized Version. ] ‘son of Geber’)
Elath - See EZION-Geber
Ben-Geber - (behn-gee' buhr) Personal name meaning, “son of Geber” or “son of a hero. KJV reads, “son of Geber
ge'Ber -
The son of Geber resided in the fortress of Ramoth-gilead, and had charge of Havoth-jair and the district of Argob. ... Geber the son of Uri had a district south of the former --the "land of Gilead
Elath - It was significant enough to serve as a point of reference to identify Ezion-Geber, where King Solomon made his naval vessels (1 Kings 9:26 ; compare 2 Chronicles 8:17-18 ). Archaeologists have usually identified Elath as another name for Ezion-Geber and located it at tell el-Kheleifeh. More recent archaeological work has attempted to show that Ezion-Geber was the port city on the island of Jezirat Faraun. See Ezion-Geber
Fleet - Solomon built a fleet of ships at Ezion-Geber with the help of Hiram of Tyre (1 Kings 9:26-27 ; 1Kings 10:11,1 Kings 10:22 ). See Ezion-Geber ; Ships, Sailors, and Navigation
Geber - Geber ( 1 Kings 4:19 ). ] to this Geber, and rendered ‘and he was the only officer which was in the land. ’ But it is possible that the text should be emended so as to read ‘and one officer was over all the officers who were in the land,’ the reference being, not to Geber, but to Azariah, son of Nathan, mentioned in v
Ezion-Geber - Ezion-Geber was the last stopping place before Kadesh during the wilderness wandering (Numbers 33:35-36 ). ... Three sites have been identified with Ezion-Geber. Others locate Ezion-Geber at Tell el-Kheleifeh, a site about 500 yards from the coast. Frequent flooding of the Wadi Ytem may have washed away archeological evidence necessary for identification of Ezion-Geber. Still others connect Ezion-Geber with a site on the island of Jezira Fara'un about 300 yards from the shore at Eilat
Ezion-Geber - Ezion-Geber was the last stopping place before Kadesh during the wilderness wandering (Numbers 33:35-36 ). Three sites have been identified with Ezion-Geber. Others locate Ezion-Geber at Tell el-Kheleifeh, a site about 500 yards from the coast. Frequent flooding of the Wadi Ytem may have washed away archeological evidence necessary for identification of Ezion-Geber. Still others connect Ezion-Geber with a site on the island of Jezira Fara'un about 300 yards from the shore at Eilat
Ebronah - It was near Ezion-Geber
Ebro'Nah - (passage ), one of the halting-places of the Israelites in the desert, immediately preceding Ezion-Geber
Refine - See Crucible ; Ezion-Geber ; Furnace ; Minerals and Metals ; Mines and Mining
Ezion-Geber - Ezion-Geber (along with its twin town Elath, or Eloth) was situated on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqabah, the north-eastern arm of the Red Sea. This meant that the nation that controlled Ezion-Geber controlled much of the trade in the region (1 Kings 9:27-28; 1 Kings 10:22). (For fuller details of Ezion-Geber’s significance see EDOM
Abronah - Israel's halting place in the desert, just before Ezion Geber
Uri - Father of Geber ( 1 Kings 4:19 )
Aqaba, Gulf of - See Eloth ; Ezion-Geber
Laban (1) - of Ezion Geber
Abronah - Its location is not known, but it is apparently close to Ezion-Geber at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba
Uri - Father of Geber, Solomon's commissariat officer in Gilead (1 Kings 4:19)
Ezion-Geber - EZION-Geber , later called Berenice (Jos
Rissah - of Ezion Geber, and W
Uri - Father of Geber, one of Solomon's officers charged with providing the royal household food for a month (1 Kings 4:19 )
Uri - Father of Geber, one of Solomon's commissariat officers
Paran - It was located south of Kadesh-barnea and west of Ezion-Geber
Ezion Geber - " The timber was probably brought to Ezion Geber from Tyre to build the ships (2 Chronicles 8:17-18). A tidal haven was here, at the head of which the city of Ezion Geber stood
u'ri - ) ... The father of Geber, Solomon's commissariat officer in Gilead
Elath - In Edom, on the Red Sea, near Ezion Geber (Deuteronomy 2:8). Solomon's navy rode at sea near Ezion Geber, beside Eloth (1 Kings 9:26; 2 Chronicles 8:17)
Man - ... Geber , "a man," from gabar , "to be strong," generally with reference to his strength
Elath - It is also mentioned along with Ezion-Geber in 1 Kings 9:26
Elath - arm of the Red Sea, near Ezion-Geber
Edom - The other important population centres of Edom were the twin towns of Ezion-Geber and Elath on the Gulf of Aqabah (Deuteronomy 2:8; 2 Chronicles 8:17). From Ezion-Geber it went north over the mountainous plateau on the east of the Arabah to Moab, Ammon and Syria. Solomon in turn established a fleet of ocean-going ships at Ezion-Geber. ... The strategic and economic importance of Ezion-Geber and Elath was one cause of later conflicts between Judah and Edom. Under Amaziah, Judah conquered the mountain regions of Edom, and under Azariah it took control of Ezion-Geber (2 Kings 14:7; 2 Kings 14:22). Judah lost Ezion-Geber to Edom in the reign of Ahaz and never regained it (2 Kings 16:6)
Hazeroth - Some geographers would locate it at moder ain Khadra, south of Ezion-Geber
e'Lath, e'Loth - (a grove ), the name of a town of the land of Edom, commonly mentioned with Ezion-Geber, and situated at the head of the Arabian Gulf, which was thence called the Elanitic Gulf
Ships - Solomon constructed a navy at Ezion-Geber by the assistance of Hiram's sailors (1 Kings 9:26-28 ; 2 Chronicles 8:18 )
Tarshish - The LXX translate Tarshish sometimes by "the sea;" and the Scripture gives the names of ships of Tarshish to those that were fitted out at Ezion-Geber, on the Red Sea, and which sailed upon the ocean, as well as to those that were fitted out at Joppa, and in the ports of the Mediterranean. Therefore, when we see ships fitted out upon the Red Sea, or at Ezion-Geber, in order to go to Tarshish, we must conclude one of these two things, either that there were two countries called Tarshish, one upon the ocean, and another upon the Mediterranean, or that ships of Tarshish in general signifies nothing else but ships able to bear a long voyage; large merchant ships, in opposition to the small craft intended for a home trade in navigable rivers
Elath, Eloth - First mentioned in the wanderings of the Israelites; it was afterwards included in the dominion of Solomon, near to which, at Ezion-Geber, he had a navy of ships
Edom - Its principal towns were Bozrah, Elath, Maon, Ezion-Geber, Selah or Petra
Ezion-Geber - It is supposed that anciently the north end of the gulf flowed further into the country than now, as far as 'Ain el-Ghudyan, which Isaiah 10 miles up the dry bed of the Arabah, and that Ezion-Geber may have been there
Tarshish, Tharshish - But other passages refer to apes and peacocks, also being brought by ships of Tarshish, and these are associated with Ezion-Geber, on the Gulf of Akaba, a branch of the Red Sea
Elath - The Edomites being subdued, 2 Samuel 8:14, David took possession of Elath or Eloth: and after him Solomon, whose fleet sailed from the neighboring town Ezion-Geber to Ophir
Ship - Solomon had a 'navy of ships' at Ezion Geber, the eastern branch of the Red Sea; but Hiram sent his shipmen 'that had knowledge of the sea' with the servants of Solomon
Jehosh'Aphat - (2 Chronicles 19:2 ) He built at Ezion-Geber, with the help of Ahaziah, a navy designed to go to Tarshish; but it was wrecked at Ezion-Geber
Elath - The modern Arabian town of Akaba stands upon or near the site either of Elath or Ezion-Geber; which of the two it is impossible to determine, as both ports, standing at the head of the gulf, were probably separated from each other by a creek or small bay only
Ophir - The only passages which give us any information as to the location of Ophir are 1 Kings 9:26-28 10:11,22 22:48 , with the parallel passages in 2 Chronicles 8:18 9:10,21 20:36,37 ; from which it appears that the so called "ships of Tarshish" went to Ophir; that these ships sailed from Ezion-Geber, a port of the Red Sea; that a voyage was made once in three years; that the fleet returned freighted with gold, peacocks, apes, spices, ivory, algumwood, and ebony
Tarshish - Solomon's (1 Kings 10:22 ; 2 Chronicles 9:21 ) and Jehoshaphat's (1 Kings 22:48 ; 2 Chronicles 20:36 ) fleets were based at Ezion-Geber on the Red Sea
Kadesh-Barnea - The true situation of Kadesh is ascertained beyond a doubt, from its lying between Mount Hor and Ezion-Geber, on the Elanitic Gulf, Numbers 33:35-37
Red Sea - Solomon built a navy at "Ezion Geber (now dry land), beside Elath on the Red Sea in Edom " (1 Kings 9:26). (See EZION Geber. ) Jehoshaphat's ships were wrecked here on the reef Edh Dhahab (Ezion Geber, "giant's backbone"): 1 Kings 22:48
Seir - ... SEIR, MOUNT, a mountainous tract, extending from the southern extremity of the Dead Sea, to the Gulf of Acaba, or Ezion-Geber. and so to "compass the land of Edom by the way of the Red Sea," that is, to descend to its southern extremity at Ezion-Geber, as they could not penetrate it higher up
Ramoth-Gilead, Ramoth in Gilead - It was in the administrative district of Solomon’s lieutenant Ben-Geber ( 1 Kings 4:13 ); the scene of Ahab’s last fight with the Syrians ( 1 Kings 22:1-53 , 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 ) and of another battle with them fought by Ahab’s son Jehoram, where he was wounded ( 2 Kings 8:28-29 , 2 Chronicles 22:5 ); the place where Elisha’s messenger anointed Jehu ( 2 Kings 9:1 ff
Bashan - ), where were threescore great cities with walls and brazen bars, administered for Solomon by Ben-Geber of Ramoth-gilead ( 1 Kings 4:13 )
Man - …”... Geber (גֶּבֶר, Strong's #1397), “man. ”... The root meaning “to be strong” is no longer obvious in the usage of Geber since it is a synonym of ‘ish: “Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man ['ı̂ysh] childless, a man [Geber] that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David …” (Jer. A Geber denotes a “male,” as an antonym of a “woman”; cf. “The woman [ishshah] shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man [Geber] put on a woman’s [ishshah] garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God” (Deut. ... In standardized expressions of curse and blessing Geber also functions as a synonym for ‘'ı̂ysh, “man. ” The expression may begin with “Cursed be the man” (Geber; Jer. 17:5) or “Blessed is the man” (Geber; Ps
Man - "Geber ," "a mighty man, war-like hero", from gabar , "to be strong"
Commerce - Solomon's and the Phoenician united fleets brought on the Indian Ocean, from Ophir to Elath and Ezion Geber on the Elanitic gulf of the Red Sea (ports gained by David from Edom), gold, silver, ivory, Algum (or Almug) trees, and precious stones, peacocks and apes (1 Kings 9:26; 1 Kings 10:11-22)
Tarshish - Whether the ships fitted out by Solomon at Ezion-Geber on the Red sea, sailed around Africa to Tarshish in Spain, or gave the name of Tarshish to some place in India of Ethiopia, as the discovers of America gave it the eastern names India and Indians, cannot now be determined, 1 Kings 10:22 22:48,49 2 Chronicles 9:21 20:26 Isaiah 23:1,14 60:9
Tar'Shish - Thus, with regard to the ships of Tarshish, which Jehoshaphat caused to be constructed at Ezion-Geber on the Elanitic Gulf of the Red Sea, (1 Kings 22:48 ) it is said in the Chronicles, (2 Chronicles 20:36 ) that they were made to go to Tarshish; and in like manner the navy of ships, which Solomon had previously made in Ezion-Geber, (1 Kings 9:26 ) is said in the Chronicles, (2 Chronicles 9:21 ) to have gone to Tarshish with the servants of Hiram
Red Sea - Only two ports, Elath and Ezion-Geber, are mentioned in the Bible. " Three centuries later, Solomon's navy was built "in Ezion-Geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea (Yam Suph), in the land of Edom. " ( 1 Kings 9:20 ) The kingdom of Solomon extended as far as the Red Sea, upon which he possessed the harbors of Elath and Ezion-Geber. [ELATH ; EZION-Geber] It is possible that the sea has retired here as at Suez, and that Ezion-Geber is now dry land. Jehoshaphat also "made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold; but they went not; for the ships were broken at Ezion-Geber
Solomon - Solomon also established a navy of snips at the port of Ezion-Geber, on the Red Sea
Edom - Thus we read that Solomon built a fleet of ships at Ezion-Geber and sent them to distant places for exotic goods. This would have involved Edomite attacks on Solomon's caravans which passed through traditionally Edomite territory from Ezion-Geber to Jerusalem (1 Kings 11:14-22 ). Once again we read of a Judean attempt (unsuccessful this time) to undertake a shipping venture from Ezion-Geber (1 Kings 22:47-50 )
Man - Geber, man with reference to his strength, as distinguished from women (Deuteronomy 22:5 ) and from children (Exodus 12:37 ); a husband (Proverbs 6:34 )
Tarshish (1) - The name is used of the ships of Jehoshaphat and Abaziah, which sailed for Ophir from Ezion-Geber ( 1 Kings 22:48 , 2 Chronicles 20:36 )
Ophir - It has been disputed whether South or East Arabia was the true Ophir; the only datum is the length of the voyage thither from Ezion-Geber eighteen months, as the double voyage took three years ( 1 Kings 10:22 )
Tarshish - The ships of Tarshish built at Ezion Geber on the Elanitic gulf of the Red Sea (1 Kings 22:48) were intended by Jehoshaphat to trade with Africa and India; but a copyist in 2 Chronicles 20:36 makes them go to Tarshish
o'Phir - In five passages Ophir is mentioned by name - (1 Kings 9:28 ; 10:11 ; 22:18 ; 2 Chronicles 8:18 ; 9:10 ) If the three passages of the book of Kings are carefully examined, it will be seen that all the information given respecting Ophir is that it was a place or region accessible by sea from Ezion-Geber on the Red Sea, from which imports of gold, almug trees and precious stones were brought back by the Tyrian and Hebrew sailors
e'Dom, Idumae'a - ( 2 Kings 14:7 ) Elath and Ezion-Geber were the seaports
Red Sea - At the harbour of Ezion-Geber (near to, or perhaps the same as, Elath), at its northern end, Solomon built his navy, with the help of Phœnician seamen ( 1 Kings 9:26 ), and sent out expeditions to India
Red Sea - In the prosperous reign of Solomon he "made a navy of ships" at Ezion-Geber and Elath, which were ports at the head of the Gulf of Akabah
Ahaz - Ahaz suffered further losses at the hands of invading Edomites and Philistines, and lost control of the important Red Sea port of Elath (Ezion-Geber) (2 Kings 16:6; 2 Chronicles 28:17-18)
Mediterranean Sea, the - Only with the aid of the Phoenicians was Solomon able to assemble and operate a fleet of ships at Ezion Geber on the Red Sea
Seir, Mount - of the Arabah, or "the plain from Elath and Ezion Geber
Ship - ... In the time of the Israelite monarchy, King Hiram of Phoenicia and King Solomon of Israel established a fleet of ships to operate between the Red Sea port of Ezion-Geber and India
Hiram - Hiram sent also in the navy expert shipmen to Ophir from Ezion-Geber, with Solomon's servants; and a navy
Man - Geber, 'mighty, war-like
Jehoshaphat - The ships were built in Ezion Geber on the Red Sea. (See EZION Geber. ) They were accordingly wrecked at Ezion Geber by a storm (2 Chronicles 20:35-37)
Edom - ) Elath and Ezion Geber were Edom's seaports; afterward taken by David and made by Solomon his ports for equipping his merchant fleet (2 Samuel 8:14; 1 Kings 9:26). , dethroning their king for a deputy from Jerusalem, and trying by a fleet at Ezion Geber to regain the trade; but his vessels were broken by the Edomites or the Egyptians. Uzziah built Elath on the opposite side of the bay from Ezion Geber, the Roman (Etana, now Akabah; but in Ahaz' reign the Edomites (as 2 Kings 16:6 should be read for "Syrians") recovered it (2 Kings 14:22)
Solomon - See Eloth ; Ezion-Geber
Hero - ”... Geber (גֶּבֶר, Strong's #1397), “man
Gilead - It was administered by Ben-Geber for Solomon ( 1 Kings 4:13 )
Tadmor - Solomon was at great pains to secure himself in the possession of the ports of Elath and Ezion-Geber on the Red Sea, and to establish a navy for his Indian commerce, or trade to Ophir,—in all ages the great source of wealth
Ahaziah - He was in alliance with Jehoshaphat in building ships at Ezion Geber to go to Tarshish; but the ships were wrecked, the Lord, as He intimated by Eliezer son of Dodavah of Mareshah, thereby manifesting disapproval of the alliance of the godly, with Ahaziah "who did very wickedly
Wanderings in the Wilderness - A later reference to the distance between Mount Sinai (Horeb) and Kadesh-barnea (Deuteronomy 1:2 ) seems to suggest that the early itinerary took them basically along the major trade route used by the Amalekites between modern Suez at the northern end of the Gulf of Suez and the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba (Elath and Ezion-Geber) and then northward into the extensive clustering of oases at Kadesh that would become their tribal center and the location of the tabernacle during the next 38 years
Red Sea - The western arm is the Gulf of Suez (Numbers 33:10) and the eastern arm the Gulf of Aqabah (Numbers 14:25; Numbers 21:4; 1 Kings 9:26; see also EZION-Geber)
Canaan, Land of - This is not so far south as the country over which Solomon had dominion, which extended to Ezion-Geber on the gulf of Akaba
Transportation And Travel - As a result, an additional journey overland was required to transport agricultural and other trade goods to and from the ports of Ezion-Geber (1 Kings 9:26-28 ) on the Red Sea and the Phoenician ports of Tyre and Sidon to the cities of Israel. For instance, king Jehoshaphat of Judah rejected further attempts to obtain gold from Ophir after his first fleet of ships was sunk off Ezion-Geber (1 Kings 22:48-49 )
Solomon - Goods from the Mediterranean were collected at Hiram’s port of Tyre, carried overland to Israel’s Red Sea port of Ezion-Geber, then shipped east (1 Kings 9:26-28; 1 Kings 10:22; for map see PHOENICIA)
Ships And Boats - They were stationed at Ezion-Geber , at the head of the Gulf of Akabah, and traded with Ophir, probably in the southeast of Arabia, in gold and precious stones ( 1 Kings 9:26-28 ). ... The conflict between the Northern and Southern Kingdoms after Solomon’s death put a stop to the commercial activities of the Jews, and there does not appear to have been any attempt to revive them till the time of Jehoshaphat, whose fleet of ships made for trading for gold to Ophir was wrecked at Ezion-Geber
Wilderness of the Wanderings - They were encamped close to it at Ezion Geber (Numbers 33:35). of Akaba (Ezion Geber), where the wady Ithm opened to their left a passage in the mountains northward to fertile Moab
Arabia - The desert of mount Sinai (Burr et tur Sinai), where Israel wandered, Kadesh Barnea, Pharan, Rephidim, Ezion Geber, Rithmah, Oboth, Arad, Heshbon, were in it
Phoenice - Solomon allowed the Phoenicians to build ships in Ezion Geber on condition of their instructing his sailors
Edom - We know that as far back as the time of Solomon, the cities of Astioum Gaber (Ezion Geber) and Ailah (Eloth) were highly frequented marts. Bordering with Arabia on the east, and Egypt on the southwest, and forming from north to south the most direct and most commodious channel of communication between Jerusalem and her dependencies on the Red Sea, as well as between Syria and India, through the continuous valleys of El Ghor, and El Araba, which terminated on the one extremity at the borders of Judea, and on the other at Elath and Ezion Geber on the Elanitic gulf of the Red Sea, Idumea may be said to have formed the emporium of the commerce of the east
Judah, Kingdom of - In spite of his pious efforts for the instruction of his people through the princes, Levites, and priests, in God's law (2 Chronicles 17), and for the administration of justice in the fear of Jehovah (2 Chronicles 19), his affinity with Ahab and Ahaziah nearly cost him his life at Ramoth Gilead (2 Chronicles 18), and again in the wilderness of Edom (2 Kings 3:8-11), and caused the loss of his ships in Ezion Geber (2 Chronicles 20:36-37)
Solomon - He fitted out a fleet at Ezion-Geber, and at Elath, on the Red Sea, to go to Ophir
Solomon - )... Solomon had his navy at Ezion Geber, near Eloth on the Red Sea, which went to Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold; and a navy of Tarshish which sailed with Hiram's navy in the Mediterranean, bringing every three years "gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. His own interest in it is evidenced by his going in person to Elath and Ezion Geber to view the preparations for expeditions (2 Chronicles 8:17; compare his allusions to seafaring life, Proverbs 23:34-35)
Canaan - On the south it included Edom, and reached the Red sea at Ezion-Geber
Commerce - The Aqaba port of Elath (Ezion-Geber) served the needs of the court of Solomon and subsequent kings as well
Numbers, Book of - ] contain places on the northward march from Ezion-Geber on the Gulf of Akabah; Deuteronomy 10:6-9 gives the previous march southward from Kadesh
Numbers, the Book of - Fish at Ezion Geber (Numbers 33:35) was obtainable
Solomon - , and, above all, access to the port of Ezion-Geber on the Red Sea, made possible by his suzerainty over Edom
Economic Life - Ezion-Geber, a port on the Red Sea, was acquired from the Edomites and serviced a fleet of ships bringing gold from Ophir and rare woods and other luxury items to the royal court (1 Kings 9:26 ; 1 Kings 10:11-12 )
Trade And Commerce - If it was obtained in exchange for commodities, we must suppose either that the latter were identical with those of which we afterwards read in Ezekiel, or that the commodities to be exchanged were all supplied by the Phœnicians, the service by which the Israelites earned their share being that of giving the former access to the harbour of Ezion-Geber
Canaan - Ezion Geber and Elath, the Edomite ports of the Red Sea
Zechariah, the Book of - At Zechariah 13:7 the prophecy of Messiah's betrayal (Zechariah 11:4; Zechariah 11:10; Zechariah 11:13-14) is resumed, "Awake O sword against My Shepherd and against the Man that is My Fellow (the mighty Man of My union, 'Geber 'amithiy ,' one indissolubly joined by a common nature; contrast the Levitical law against injuring one's fellow
Jerusalem - It was resorted to at the festivals by the whole population of the country; and the power and commercial spirit of Solomon, improving the advantages acquired by his father David, centred in it most of the eastern trade, both by sea, through the ports of Elath and Ezion-Geber, and over land, by the way of Tadmor or Palmyra