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  • Deborah Hurn

    January 20, 2021 at 1:28 am

    More summary of my investigation of the 11 days of Deut 1:2:

    Har Karkom in the Southern Negev is about 330 km by road from the east bank of the Jordan River. This is a journey of 11 days, not just because of the average 30 km distance* but because there are 10 known water-sources at daily intervals between Mount Horeb-Sinai (at Har Karkom) and the Jordan River along three major roads of the ANE.

    *For the most thorough dealing of the daily rate of travel, see Davies, Graham I. “The Significance of Deuteronomy 1.2 for the Location of Mount Horeb.” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 111, no. 2 (1979): 87–101.