Ancient Sources

Places of Ascalon, Gaza, Negev, Sinai


106. Asemona city by the desert bordering Egypt
and the crossing to the sea

ORIGINAL TEXTS


Asemona civitas in deserto, ad meridiem Iudaeae, dividens Aegyptum et sortem tribus Iudae ad mare usque tendentem. Posui et supra Asemona, castra filiorum Israel.
(Jerome 15:4-6)


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Eusebius, Onomasticon 14:4-6 (ca. 295 A.D.); Jerome 15:4-6 (ca. 390 A.D.)
Asemona (Num 34:4-5), a city in the desert south of Judaea, which separates Egypt and the outlet to the sea of the lot of the tribe of Judah. I have mentioned above Asemona as a station of the sons of Israel.

BIBLICAL BACKGROUND

Num 34:1-5 The boundaries of the promised land
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Command the Israelites, and say to them: When you enter the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan, defined by its boundaries), your south sector shall extend from the wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom. Your southern boundary shall begin from the end of the Dead Sea on the east; your boundary shall turn south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and cross to Zin, and its outer limit shall be south of Kadesh-barnea; then it shall go on to Hazar-addar, and cross to Azmon; the boundary shall turn from Azmon to the Wadi of Egypt, and its termination shall be at the Sea.


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