Wilderness Travels Reviewed
1These were the stages of the Israelites’ journey when they went out of the land of Egypt by their military divisions under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. 2At the Lord’s command, Moses wrote down the starting points for the stages of their journey; these are the stages listed by their starting points:
3They departed from Rameses # Gn 47:11; Ex 1:11; 12:37 in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the month. On the day after the Passover # Ex 12:11-48; Lv 23:5; Nm 9:2-14 the Israelites went out triumphantly # Lit with a raised hand ; Ex 14:8 # Ex 14:8 in the sight of all the Egyptians. 4Meanwhile, the Egyptians were burying every firstborn male the Lord had struck down among them, for the Lord had executed judgment against their gods. # Ex 12:12 5The Israelites departed from Rameses and camped at Succoth. # Ex 12:37
6They departed from Succoth and camped at Etham, # Ex 13:20 which is on the edge of the wilderness.
7They departed from Etham and turned back to Pi-hahiroth, which faces Baal-zephon, and they camped before Migdol. # Ex 14:2,9; Jr 46:14; Ezk 30:6
8They departed from Pi-hahiroth # Some Hb mss, Sam, Syr, Vg; other Hb mss read from before Hahiroth and crossed through the middle of the sea # Ex 14:22-26 into the wilderness. They took a three-day journey into the Wilderness of Etham and camped at Marah. # Ex 15:23
9They departed from Marah and came to Elim. # Ex 15:27; 16:1 There were 12 springs of water and 70 date palms at Elim, so they camped there.
10They departed from Elim and camped by the Red Sea.
11They departed from the Red Sea and camped in the Wilderness of Sin. # Ex 16:1; 17:1
12They departed from the Wilderness of Sin and camped in Dophkah.
13They departed from Dophkah and camped at Alush.
14They departed from Alush and camped at Rephidim, # Ex 17:1,8; 19:2 where there was no water for the people to drink. # Ex 17:1-7
15They departed from Rephidim and camped in the Wilderness of Sinai. # Ex 19:1-2
16They departed from the Wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth-hattaavah. # Nm 11:34-35; Dt 9:22
17They departed from Kibroth-hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth. # Nm 11:35; 12:16; Dt 1:1
18They departed from Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah.
19They departed from Rithmah and camped at Rimmon-perez.
20They departed from Rimmon-perez and camped at Libnah.
21They departed from Libnah and camped at Rissah.
22They departed from Rissah and camped at Kehelathah.
23They departed from Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shepher.
24They departed from Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah.
25They departed from Haradah and camped at Makheloth.
26They departed from Makheloth and camped at Tahath.
27They departed from Tahath and camped at Terah.
28They departed from Terah and camped at Mithkah.
29They departed from Mithkah and camped at Hashmonah.
30They departed from Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth.
31They departed from Moseroth and camped at Bene-jaakan. # Dt 10:6-7
32They departed from Bene-jaakan and camped at Hor-haggidgad.
33They departed from Hor-haggidgad and camped at Jotbathah.
34They departed from Jotbathah and camped at Abronah.
35They departed from Abronah and camped at Ezion-geber. # Dt 2:8; 1Kg 9:26
36They departed from Ezion-geber and camped in the Wilderness of Zin # Nm 10:12 (that is, Kadesh).
37They departed from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor # Nm 21:4; 33:37-41; Dt 32:50 on the edge of the land of Edom. 38At the Lord’s command, Aaron the priest climbed Mount Hor and died there on the first day of the fifth month in the fortieth year after the Israelites went out of the land of Egypt. # Nm 20:23-29 39Aaron was 123 years old when he died on Mount Hor. 40At that time the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev in the land of Canaan, # Nm 21:1-3 heard the Israelites were coming.
41They departed from Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah.
42They departed from Zalmonah and camped at Punon.
43They departed from Punon and camped at Oboth. # Nm 21:10-11
44They departed from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim on the border of Moab. # Nm 21:11
45They departed from Iyim # A shortened form of Iye-abarim and camped at Dibon-gad. # Nm 32:34; Neh 11:25; Jr 48:18,22
46They departed from Dibon-gad and camped at Almon-diblathaim. # Jr 48:22
47They departed from Almon-diblathaim and camped in the Abarim # Nm 27:12; Dt 32:49; Jr 22:20 range facing Nebo. # Dt 32:49; 34:1
48They departed from the Abarim range and camped on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho. # Nm 22:1 49They camped by the Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth # Jos 12:3; 13:20; Ezk 25:9 to the Acacia Meadow # Or Abel-shittim # Nm 25:1; Jos 2:1; 3:1; Jl 3:18; Mc 6:5 on the plains of Moab.
Instructions for Occupying Canaan
50The Lord spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, 51“Tell the Israelites: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52you must drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you, destroy all their stone images # Lv 26:1; Ezk 8:12 and cast images, # Ex 32:4,8; 34:17; Lv 19:4; Dt 27:15 and demolish all their high places. 53You are to take possession of the land and settle in it because I have given you the land # Gn 12:7; 15:18; 24:7; 35:12 to possess. 54You are to receive the land as an inheritance by lot according to your clans. Increase the inheritance for a large clan and decrease it for a small one. Whatever place the lot indicates for someone will be his. You will receive an inheritance according to your ancestral tribes. 55But if you don’t drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, those you allow to remain will become thorns in your eyes and in your sides; they will harass you in the land where you will live. 56And what I had planned to do to them, I will do to you.” # Dt 28:15