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 33:30  33:31
 33:33  33:34
33:30 They left Chashmonah and camped in Moseroth.
Vayis'u meChashmonah vayachanu beMoserot.
33:31 They left Moseroth and camped in Beney Yaakan.
Vayis'u miMoserot vayachanu biVney Ya'akan.
33:32 They left Beney Yaakan and camped in Chor HaGidgad.
Vayis'u miBney Ya'akan vayachanu beChor haGidgad.
33:33 They left Chor HaGidgad and camped in Yatvathah.
Vayis'u meChor haGidgad vayachanu beYotvatah.
33:34 They left Yatvathah and camped in Avronah.
Vayis'u miYotvatah vayachanu be'Avronah.
33:35 They left Avronah and camped in Etzyon Gever.
Vayis'u me'Avronah vayachanu be'Etsiyon Gaver.
33:36 They left Etzyon Gever and camped in Kadesh in the Tzin Desert.
Vayis'u me'Etsiyon Gaver vayachanu vemidbar-Tsin hi Kadesh.
33:37 They left Kadesh and camped at Hor Mountain at the edge of the land of Edom.
Vayis'u miKadesh vayachanu beHor hahar biktseh erets Edom.


  From the word mussar, 'chastisement.' It is thus seen as a place of chastisement or rebellion (Targum Yonathan; see Targum on 1 Samuel 20:30). In Deuteronomy 10:6 we find the Israelites going from Beney Yaakan to Moserah; and according to tradition, the Israelites returned as far as Moserah after Aaron's death. This was an act of rebellion, and a large number of Israelites were killed (Yerushalmi, Yoma 2:2, 2a; see note on Numbers 26:12). Some say that Aaron was buried in Moserah (Malbim on 20:29).

Beney Yaakan
  Beeroth Beney Yaakan, 'Wells of the Sons of Yaakan' in Deuteronomy 10:6; Banaea in Septuagint. Yaakan was a Horite; see Genesis 36:27, 1 Chronicles 1:42. Others render this, 'wells of distress' (Targum Yonathan), or 'wells of the narrow pass' (Commentary on Targum Yonathan). Possibly Beeroth Oded in the Sinai.

Chor HaGidgad
  'Hole of Gidgad,' or 'Clefts of Gidgad' (Targum Yonathan). Gudgad in Deuteronomy 10:7. The Septuagint had 'Gadgad Mountain.'

  Yatbah in Deuteronomy 10:7, a place described as having flowing brooks. It is rendered, 'a good, calm place' (Targum Yonathan).

  This is translated as a 'river crossing' or 'ford,' megisathah in Aramaic (Targum Yonathan; cf. Targum on 21:11, Jeremiah 22:20). This may be where they crossed the Aravah wadi on the way to Elath (cf. Deuteronomy 2:8).

Etzyon Gever
  'Rooster's Crow!' K'rakh Tarngul in Aramaic (Targum Yonathan; Commentary ad loc.) or, 'Rooster City.' It is a town on the Gulf of Aqaba (cf. 1 Kings 22:49, 2 Chronicles 8:17), some 2 miles east of Elath (cf. Deuteronomy 2:8, 1 Kings 9:26). The Israelites therefore had headed south from Kadesh Barnea to the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba.

  This is where Miriam died (Numbers 20:1). They arrived there on 1 Nissan, 2484 (March 17, 1273 b.c.e.), or according to some, 10 Nissan (March 26), see note on Numbers 20:1. According to some, however, it was in this Kadesh that they remained for 19 years (Ibn Ezra on Numbers 20:1). Therefore they would have arrived here in 2468. The Israelites were now heading north again.

Hor Mountain
  See Numbers 20:22,26, 21:4. Also see Numbers, 34:6.

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