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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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)

 Ezion-geber, the wood of the man