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  • Deborah Hurn

    January 14, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Davies, G. I. “Sinai, Mount (Place).” In Anchor Bible Dictionary, 6:47–49. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1992.

    [48] The most precise indication in the Bible is Deut 1:2, “It is eleven day’s journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea,” and this tends to favor a location in the S of the Sinai Peninsula (see Davies 1979a*; and, for a more general review of the arguments for the different theories, Davies 1979b: 63-69**).

    *His 1979a ref is:

    Davies, Graham I. “The Significance of Deuteronomy 1.2 for the Location of Mount Horeb.” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 111, no. 2 (1979): 87–101.

    **His 1979b ref is:

    Davies, Graham I. The Way of the Wilderness: A Geographical Study of the Wilderness Itineraries in the Old Testament. SOTS: Monograph Series 5. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2009.