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

18They settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria; he settled down alongside of all his people.

Gen 20:1

Abraham and Sarah at Gerar
1From there Abraham journeyed toward the region of the Negeb, and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While residing in Gerar as an alie ... View more

Exod 15:22

Bitter Water Made Sweet
22Then Moses ordered Israel to set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderne ... View more

Gen 16:7

7The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur.

1Sam 15:7

7Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.

1Sam 27:8

8Now David and his men went up and made raids on the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites; for these were the landed settlements from Telam on the way t ... View more

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