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  • Deborah Hurn

    January 15, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    After Taberah comes the station of Kibroth-hattaavah, where a flock of quails arrived, apparently for the second time in the wilderness journey (cf. Ex 16:9-13).

    Num 11:31-35 NRSV  Then a wind went out from the LORD, and it brought quails from the sea and let them fall beside the camp, about a day's journey on this side and a day's journey on the other side, all around the camp, about two cubits deep on the ground.  (32)  So the people worked all that day and night and all the next day, gathering the quails; the least anyone gathered was ten homers; and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.  (33)  But while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was consumed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very great plague.  (34)  So that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had the craving.  (35)  From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed to Hazeroth.

    This is the second of three named stations of the Sinai-to-Kadesh journey as detailed in the Numbers narrative (Num 10-12).