In the Bible, Ezion-Geber is frequency mentioned together with the city of Elath (Deuteronomy 2:8; 1 Kings 9:26 and 2 Chronicles 8:17). The relationship between the two cities is not clear. Perhaps the two should be identified with one another at certain periods. Although 2 Kings 8:20 is the last Biblical reference to Ezion-Geber, there are later references to Elath (2 Kings 14:22; 2 Chronicles 26:2 and 2 Kings 16:6).