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Wilderness Wanderings/Wilderness Traditions
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[German Version]

According to Exod 13:17–22; 15:22–19:1, Israel’s wandering in the wilderness after the Exodus (see also Exodus tradition) from Egypt and the miracle at the Reed Sea (at ’Etām, Exod 13:20; near the Gulf of Suez or near Pi-hā-Ḫîrôt in front of Baal-zephon [Katīb al-Qals], Exod 14:1f.) took them first to Horeb (Sinai/Sinai traditions; Ǧabal Mūsā?), the Mountain of God (har hā’ĕlohîm), then to the southern border of Canaan, where they made an abortive attempt to enter the land (Deut 1:9–46; Num 10:12–14:45; Settlement/Settlement traditions).…

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Achenbach, Reinhard, “Wilderness Wanderings/Wilderness Traditions”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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