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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  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  (Num.  33:35;  Deut.  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  Chr.  8:17);  and  here  also  Jehoshaphat's  fleet  was 
  shipwrecked  (1  Kings  22:48;  2  Chr.  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  is  10  miles  up  the  dry  bed  of  the  Arabah,  and  that 
  Ezion-geber  may  have  been  there 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Ezion-geber,  the  wood  of  the  man