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  • Deborah Hurn

    January 15, 2021 at 1:11 am

    oh, here is the Sacred Bridge ref:

    Rainey, Anson F., and R. Steven Notley, eds. The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World. Jerusalem: Carta, 2006.

    [120] [quotes Deut 1:2] “An eleven-day journey from Kadesh-barnea can only point to a place in Southern Sinai and rules out most alternatives, especially in the Hejaz…. There have been at least a dozen proposals for alternate locations, in different districts of Sinai or in Saudi Arabia. All of them will be ignored by this study.”

    I am not sure why Rainey and Notley think the 11 days “rules out” anything in the Hejaz (NW Saudi Arabia) when the distance from Kadesh to Jebel Musa is the same as to Jebel al-Lawz.