Gulf of Aqabah

AQABAH, GULF OF (a'ka-ba). The eastern arm of the Red Sea between the Sinai Peninsula on the west and Midian on the east. Solomon’s seaport of Ezion Geber is located at its head, where the Wadi Arabah empties into it (1Kgs.9.26).

AQABAH, GULF OF ă’ kă bă. The NE arm of the Red Sea bounded on the W by the Sinai Peninsula and on the E by the Land of Midian (Arabian Desert).


N. Glueck, Rivers in the Desert: A History of the Negev (1959), passim.