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  • Deborah Hurn

    September 7, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Yes, Thomas, I think that a reframing of these two verses together as a single sentence offers a contextual relevance that most common translations do not. The emphasis of this opening statement of the book of Deuteronomy is on the time it took Israel to get to the gateway to Canaan (40 yrs after exodus) as compared to the time it should have taken (11 days from Horeb which they left in the second year after exodus). And the mixed Sinai-Negev and Transjordan toponyms in the two verses confirm the suggestion that a Horeb-to-Jordan route is here described.