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 33:16  33:17
 33:19  33:20
 33:22  33:23
33:16 They left the Sinai Desert and camped in Graves-of-Craving.
Vayis'u mimidbar Sinay vayachanu beKivrot haTa'avah.
33:17 They left Graves-of-Craving and camped in Chatzeroth.
Vayis'u miKivrot haTa'avah vayachanu baChatserot.
33:18 They left Chatzeroth and camped in Rithmah.
Vayis'u meChatserot vayachanu beRitmah.
33:19 They left Rithmah and camped in Rimmon Peretz.
Vayis'u meRitmah vayachanu beRimon Parets.
33:20 They left Rimmon Peretz and camped in Livnah.
Vayis'u meRimon Parets vayachanu beLivnah.
33:21 They left Livnah and camped in Rissah.
Vayis'u miLivnah vayachanu beRisah.
33:22 They left Rissah and camped in Kehelathah.
Vayis'u meRisah vayachanu biKhelatah.
33:23 They left Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shefer.
Vayis'u miKhelatah vayachanu behar-Shafer.
33:24 They left Mount Shefer and camped in Charadah.
Vayis'u mehar-Shafer vayachanu baCharadah.


  Kivroth HaTaavah; Numbers 11:34.

  'Courtyard.' Numbers, 11:35. This is where Miriam was struck (Numbers, 12:16). Some say that it also was where Korach rebelled (Rashi on Deuteronomy 1:1; see Numbers 33:22). They arrived in Chatzeroth on 22 Sivan, 2449 (June 17, 1312 b.c.e.; Taanith 29a).

  This is Kadesh Barnea, the place from which the spies were sent; see note on Numbers 13:3 (Rashi; Midrash Aggadah; Baal HaTurim cf. Psalms 120:4). Some say that this was a place where many broom (rothem) trees grew (Targum Yonathan; cf. 1 Kings 19:4, Job 30:4). The Israelites arrived here on 29 Sivan, 2449 (June 14, 1312 b.c.e.; see note on Numbers 12:16).

Some say that they remained here for 19 years (Seder Olam 8, from Deuteronomy 1:46, according to Ramban on 20:1; Chizzkuni). See Numbers, 33:36. They were thus in Rithmah until 2468 (1293 b.c.e.).

Rimmon Peretz
  Or Rimmon Paretz (Septuagint). 'Spreading Pomegranate Tree,' or 'Heavy-fruited Pomegranate' (Targum Yonathan). They arrived here in 2468 (1293 b.c.e.); see note on Numbers 33:18. They were now heading south toward the Gulf of Aqaba (see Numbers 14:25, 33:35); circumscribing the Seir Mountains (Deuteronomy 2:1). The Israelites were therefore most probably traveling east of the mountains in the Negev. It may be possible to identify Rimmon Peretz with Mount Ramon in the Negev. Some say that they traveled through the Moab Desert (Sefer HaYashar, Sh'lach).

  'Bricks;' a place where the boundaries were marked with building bricks (Targum Yonathan). See Deuteronomy 1:1.

  Or, 'Beth Rissah' (Targum Yonathan); 'Ressan' (Septuagint). In Arabic, 'rissah' denotes a well stopped up with stones.

  Or, 'Mak'helath' (Targum Yonathan; Septuagint; see Numbers 33:25. See Ketoreth HaSamim). Some say that this was the place of Korach's rebellion (Numbers 16:1; Targum Yonathan; Baal HaTurim). Since there were 18 stops between Rithmah and Kadesh, the Israelites spent on the average of one year at each stop (see Numbers 33:18,36). Therefore, this occurred approximately in 2471 (1290 b.c.e.).

Mount Shefer
  Or, 'Shafer' (cf. Septuagint). Literally, 'beautiful mountain.' Some say that it was a mountain with beautiful fruit (Targum Yonathan).

  'Trembling.' This is where they trembled because of the plague (Numbers 17:12; Targum Yonathan).

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