Alush

A'lush (Hebrew A lush', אָלוּשׁ; perhaps desolation, according to the Talmud, a crowd of men; Sept. Αἰλούς), the eleventh place at which the Hebrew rested on their way to Mount Sinai (Nu 33:13). It was between Dophkah and Rephidim, and was probably situated on the shore of the Red Sea, just south of Ras Jehan. SEE EXODE. The Jewish chronology (Seder Olam, ch. 5, p. 27) makes it twelve miles from the former and eight from the latter station. The Targum of Jonathan calls it "a strong fort;" and it is alleged (upon an interpretation of Ex 16:30) that in Alush the Sabbath was instituted, and the first Sabbath kept. Eusebius (Onomast. s.v.

Α᾿λλούδ) has only this notice, "a region of leaders (?) in what is now Gebalene, near the city Petra."

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