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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  grove;  trees,  (Deut.  2:8),  also  in  plural  form  Eloth  (1  Kings 
  9:26,  etc.);  called  by  the  Greeks  and  Romans  Elana;  a  city  of 
  Idumea,  on  the  east,  i.e.,  the  Elanitic,  gulf,  or  the  Gulf  of 
  Akabah  of  the  Red  Sea.  It  is  first  mentioned  in  Deut.  2:8.  It 
  is  also  mentioned  along  with  Ezion-geber  in  1  Kings  9:26.  It  was 
  within  the  limits  of  Solomon's  dominion,  but  afterwards 
  revolted.  It  was  however,  recovered  and  held  for  a  time  under 
  king  Uzziah  (2  Kings  14:22).  Now  the  ruin  Aila. 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Elath,  a  hind;  strength;  an  oak