Hardships encountered in the desert
Num 10:11-36 Fourteen months after leaving Egypt, the Israelites turn north along the western side of the Gulf of Aqaba and travel from Mt Sinai to the Desert of Paran (see 1 on Map 45).
Map 45 The Journey from Sinai to Moab
Num 11:1-3 At Taberah (meaning ‘burning’) the people complain and the LORD sends a fire which destroys part of the camp.
Num 11:4-32 The Israelites grumble again about the lack of meat. God hears their complaint and a flock of quails is blown in from the sea.
Num 11:33-34 The LORD sends an epidemic on those who crave other foods. The place is called Kibroth Hattaavah (meaning ‘graves of craving’) (see 2 on Map 45).
Num 11:35 They move on and reach Hazeroth (see 3 on Map 45).
Num 12:1-16 Miriam, Moses’ sister, criticises Moses and her skin becomes leprous. She is only healed after Moses pleads with God to forgive her.
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