A place of encampment for the Israelites during the Exodus (Num. 33:35; Deut. 2:8); afterwards one of the headquarters of Solomon’s navy (1 Kgs. 9:26; 22:48; 2 Chr. 8:17; 20:36). It was in the extreme south of the country of Edom, at the head of the Gulf of Aqabah.