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  • Deborah Hurn

    January 14, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Beitzel, Barry J. The New Moody Atlas of the Bible. New Ed. Chicago, IL: Moody, 2009.

    [112] In addition, a number of biblical texts suggest that Mt Sinai was separated from the area of Kadesh-barnea by a great distance. In the Israelite itinerary between Mt Sinai and Kadesh-barnea (Num 33:16-36), some 20 intermediate stations are recorded, and that itinerary may be selective in nature (Deut 1:1). Deut 1:2 stipulates that there was an 11 day march between Horeb-Sinai and K-B. Similarly the text of 1 Kgs 19:8 indicates that it took Elijah 40 days etc…. These biblical narratives concur that Mt Sinai was separated from Kadesh-barnea by a considerable distance—a conclusion that is fatal to the contention that Mt Sinai should be located somewhere in N Sinai.