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  • Thomas Donlon

    September 6, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Hi Deborah. Though I don’t fully understand any of this, I feel that an alternate translation, perhaps the one you have promoted is warranted. Verse 2 of Deuteronomy 1 makes no CONTEXTUAL sense (that I can see) as a standalone clause.

     (It takes eleven days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir road.) (Deut. 1:2 NIV)

    What would the point of this verse be? They aren’t describing a trip to Horeb as far as I can tell. They aren’t at Horeb. I’ll try to dig a little deeper into what you are saying and see if I can’t make any sense of it. I’m though clearly perplexed as to why the standard translation of verse 2 would have any contextual bearing. Any other takes on this verse?

    Maybe this will clear up a few issues, if it is better understood.