‘Eilat and the Negev Desert’ Category

Timna Valley 15 Miles (25 km) north of Eilat

The Timna Valley is located 15 miles (25 km) north of Eilat (Elath). It is not mentioned in the Bible but was used for copper mining during the biblical period. The valley of Timna is 35 square miles (90 sq km) with high mountains (1600-2300 ft; 500-700 m) on all sides except in the east. Mount Timna in the center rises 1486 feet (453 m) above the surrounding valley. The valley is drained by four wadis.

Bibliography: Bolen, Todd. “The Pool of Siloam Revealed.”  BiblePlaces http://www.bibleplaces.com/timnavalley.htm.com.

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