Biblical Moment 30: Eilat on the Red Sea; Cross Roads of the Ancient World…

Biblical Moment No.30 of Andy’s Spiritual Journey to Israel & Palestine takes place at Eilat, Israel, which is located on the northern tip of the Red Sea and was at the crossroads of the ancient world. The copper mines of the nearby Timna Valley are the oldest in the world.

God’s plagues freed the Israelites after 430 years of captivity in Egypt. The Pharoah changed his mind and chased after the Israelites. God parted the waters of the Red Sea so that the Israelites could escape from the Egyptians. Water and manna was provided by God as they ventured north to the Promise Land. Here are the Biblical/Scripture references to Eilat which was called Elath in those days:

7 For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing.

8 So we passed beyond our brothers the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, away from the Arabah road, away from Elath (Eilat) and from Ezion-geber. And we turned and passed through by the way of the wilderness of Moab. Deuteronomy 2:7-8 (NASB)

21 All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah. 22 He built Elath (Eilat) and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers. 2 Kings 14:21-22 (NASB)

6 At that time Rezin king of Aram recovered Elath (Eilat) for Aram, and cleared the Judeans out of Elath (Eilat) entirely; and the Arameans came to Elath (Eilat) and have lived there to this day. 2 Kings 16:6 (NASB)

(Andy Reistetter; Facebook Post with 22 Pics; 1/26/19)

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