Shur

Shur (Shoor)

Wilderness of, a desert region somewhere in the Sinai Peninsula, east of the present Suez Canal. It was inhabited by Ishmaelites (Gen 25:18) and was for a period the home of Abraham (Gen 20:1). The Israelites during the exodus entered it immediately after leaving the Red Sea (Exod 15:22). “The way to Shur,” where the angel met Hagar (Gen 16:7), is probably the desert track leading southward from Beer-sheba, along which Saul, and later David, pursued the Amalekites “as far as Shur” (1Sam 15:7; 1Sam 27:8).

Gen 25:18

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Gen 20:1

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Exod 15:22

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Gen 16:7

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1Sam 15:7

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1Sam 27:8

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