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Numbers 12:16 meaning

After the seven days of Miriam’s time outside of the camp, the Israelites moved from where they were at Hazeroth to a place in a desert called Paran.

Now that the incident with Miriam and Aaron was over, the people moved out from Hazeroth and camped in the wilderness of Paran (v. 16). The precise location of Hazeroth is unknown, but it could have been a short distance northeast of Mount Sinai. The wilderness of Paran is a large plateau on the northeast side of the Sinai Peninsula between Mount Sinai and the southern border of Canaan. The destination of the Israelites was Kadesh, which was on the north side of the wilderness of Paran (see Numbers 13:26).

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Biblical Text

16 Afterward, however, the people moved out from Hazeroth and camped in the wilderness of Paran.

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