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Shur was a desert region in the north of the Sinai Peninsular. It was bounded by Egypt on the west (the border being along the line of the present-day Suez Canal), and the Negeb on the east (the border being along the Brook of Egypt) (Genesis 20:1; Exodus 15:22; 1 Samuel 15:7; 1 Samuel 27:8). The main inland route from Egypt to Jerusalem passed through the Wilderness of Shur and the Judean towns of Beersheba and Hebron (Genesis 13:1; Genesis 13:18; Genesis 16:7; Genesis 21:14; Genesis 46:5). (For further details see PALESTINE, sub-heading ‘Negeb’.)

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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Shur'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. 2004.

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