Traveling from Mizpah (north of Jerusalem) to Egypt, Jeremiah went through Gaza and then west along the coastal road, which, at the time, passed just north of a lake called Shihor. The Bible says his journey took him through Migdol and Tahpanhes, but he would also have visited the prominent sites of Ghaba and Hebua (ancient Tjaru) that lay on the road connecting Egypt with Judah. The detail captures the Mediterranean shoreline and the Pelusiac branch of the Nile as they likely appeared in the time of Jeremiah.