King’s Highway, The

King’s Highway, The

The major international route that traversed the entire length of the Transjordan’s plateau, running from Damascus to the Gulf of Aqabah. Moses sought to lead the Hebrews through Edom and Moab along a portion of this route (Num 20:17; Num 21:22; Deut 2:17).

Num 20:17

17Now let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard, or drink water from any well; we will go along the King's Highway, not turning ... View more

Num 21:22

22“Let me pass through your land; we will not turn aside into field or vineyard; we will not drink the water of any well; we will go by the King's Highway until ... View more

Deut 2:17

17the Lord spoke to me, saying,

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