The Exodus | camp in Marah | wilderness of Shur | wilderness of Etham

The Exodus, Pitch in Marah

From the Red sea
into the wilderness of Shur
wilderness of Etham
pitched in Marah

The children of Israel journey in the wilderness of Shur and Etham and camp in Marah after three days.

( Exo 15:22 KJV So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea , and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.


( Exo 15:23 KJV And when they came to Marah , they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.


( Num 33:8 KJV And they departed from before Pihahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.


Shur = wall          Etham =" with them: their plowshare"

Note: Exo 15:22 has them in the wilderness Shur and Num 33:8 has them in the wilderness of Etham.


New Commentary on the Whole Bible

wilderness of Shur—Once across the Sea, the Israelites entered the “Wilderness of Shur,” which represents the northwestern part of Sinai.

IVP Bible Background Commentary

Desert of Shur . The wilderness of Shur is located in the northwest region of the Sinai peninsula .

wilderness Shur =  Gen 16:7, Gen 20:1, Gen 25:18, Exo 15:22,
                                 1 Sam 15:7, 1 Samuel 27:8



ETHAM (ee' tham) Place name meaning, “fort.” The second station in Israel ’s wilderness wandering out of Egypt (Ex. 13:20; Num. 33:6-8 ). The nearby wilderness was called the wilderness of Etham (Num. 33:8). Its precise location is not certain.

wilderness Etham = Exo 13:20, Num 33:6-8



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