“Fenced enclosures consisting of “a low wall of stones in which” “thick bundles of thorny acacia are inserted, the tangled” branches and long needle-like spikes forming a perfectly “impenetrable hedge around the encampment” of tents and cattle” which they sheltered. Such like enclosures abound in the “wilderness of Paran, which the Israelites entered after leaving” “Sinai (Num. 11:35; 12:16; 33:17, 18). This third encampment of” the Israelites has been identified with the modern `Ain “el-Hudhera, some 40 miles north-east of Sinai. Here Miriam” “(q.v.), being displeased that Moses had married a Cushite wife” “(Num. 12:1), induced Aaron to join with her in rebelling against” “Moses. God vindicated the authority of his “servant Moses,” and” “Miriam was smitten with leprosy. Moses interceded for her, and” she was healed (Num. 12:4-16). From this encampment the “Israelites marched northward across the plateau of et-Tih, and” at length reached KADESH.

Definition of Hazeroth: villages; palaces”

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