MemberFebruary 11, 2021 at 8:07 am
Here is a challenge to anyone who is involved in the case for Jebel al-Lawz as Mount Sinai. How do you account for the details of Israel’s journey from Sinai to Kadesh in the second year after the exodus? This journey is fully recounted in the Numbers narrative (chs. 10-12) and only partially in the Numbers itinerary (33:16-17). The Deuteronomy review mentions 3 stations from this itinerary, Hazeroth (1:1), and Kibroth-hattaavah and Taberah (9:22).
The Israelite itinerary from Mount Sinai to their arrival at Kadesh is 6 days altogether; 3 ‘dry’ days and 3 named stations:
- 3 days in the Wilderness of Paran, to
- Taberah, to
- Kibroth-hattaavah, to
- Hazeroth, to
- the Wilderness of Paran.
We learn from Num 13:3, 26, that Kadesh is in the Wilderness of Paran.
Questions for Lawz-Sinai advocates:
1. where is your Wilderness of Paran?
2. where are these three stations?
3. can you account for the apparent double entry into Paran?
4. where is your Kadesh?
6. and can you account for the 6 days of Numbers 10-12, the 11 days of Deut 1:2, or the 21 days of Numbers 33:16-36?