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hazeroth


hazeroth


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hazeroth 
  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. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hazeroth,  villages;  palaces