the Scriptural name of AELANA
under which an account of the town is given.
It is there stated that “the site is now occupied by a fortress called Akaba,
” &c. Dr. Robinson, however, and other travellers regard Akaba
as the representative of Ezion-Geber, and find the site of Elath on the sea shore, a little to the north of Akaba.
“At this point extensive mounds of rubbish, which mark the site of Ailah, the Elath of Scripture, were on our right. They present nothing of interest, except as indicating that a very ancient city has here utterly perished. We did not learn that they have now a name.” (Bib. Res.
vol. i. p. 241.)