Marah (Mair´uh; Heb., “bitterness”)

The unpalatably bitter pools of water reached by the Israelites after they crossed the Red Sea and entered the Wilderness of Shur (Exod 15:22; the Wilderness of Etham, (Num 33:8). Thirsty and angry, the Israelites slandered Moses, who, upon God’s orders, turned the waters sweet by throwing wood into the brackish pools.

Exod 15:22

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Num 33:8

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