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  • Deborah Hurn

    December 30, 2020 at 12:03 am

    The concept of an 11-days’ journey between Horeb to Kadesh is found in:

    Deu 1:1-2 JPS These are the words which Moses spoke unto all Israel beyond the Jordan; in the wilderness, in the Arabah, over against Suph, between Paran and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Di-zahab. (2) It is eleven days journey from Horeb unto Kadesh-barnea by the way of mount Seir.

    This distance has been used to test and disqualify various candidates for Mount Sinai-Horeb in the Sinai Peninsula, Transjordan, and Arabian Peninsula. For over 100 years, Kadesh is securely identified at Ayn Qudayrat (Ein Qudeirat) in the northeastern Sinai.