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In the south of Israel is the biblical town of Eloth. Not much is said in the bible about this town other than a few references, but many things can be said for this important port. In the bible Solomon uses the port town to build a fleet of ships, to travel to the riches of Ophir and brings back huge quantities of Gold. This massive haul is recorded in first Kings.

 

1Ki 9:26  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.

1Ki 9:27  And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

1Ki 9:28  And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

 

 

Biblical References

1 Kings 9:26

2 Chronicles 8:17

2 Chronicles 26:2

 

 

Location Detail

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Location

South District, Israel

 

Region

Negev

 

Coordinates

29°33′N 34°57′E

-Strategic  Southern Port

-Area of the Reeds

 

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