MemberJanuary 31, 2021 at 2:05 pm
In an article that I wish was better sourced, I read the following.
(It is worth noting that in keeping with the mysterious origins of
Petra, the American Museum of Natural History (website) contradicts the
belief that Petra in Jordan was also Edom. A quote from their website on
Petra states: “Petra’s location in the Holy Land of Arabs, Christians
and Jews added enormously to its allure. Some writers identified Petra —
wrongly — with ancient Edom, cursed in the Old Testament for having
barred Moses and the Israelites. In long-abandoned Petra, many visitors
saw powerful confirmation of the prophet Jeremiah’s words: “Edom shall
be a desolation and every one that goeth by it shall be astonished.”)
And the article also says this, which would be a tie in with Kadesh.
In Arab tradition, Petra is the place where Moses struck a rock with his staff and water came forth, and where his sister, Miriam, is buried.
That is probably enough of me posting of Discussion comments for the day.