Rephidim

Rephidim (Ref´i-dim)

A stopping place for the Israelites after they left the Wilderness of Sin but before they reached the Wilderness of Sinai (Exod 17:1; Exod 19:2; Num 33:14-15). The people complained because there was no water there, so Moses struck a rock and water flowed miraculously (Exod 17:1-7). Afterward the Israelites fought there against the Amalekites and were victorious after Moses, aided by Aaron and Hur, held out his rod (Exod 17:8-16). The location of Rephidim is uncertain; some identify it with the Wadi Refayid in southwest Sinai.

Exod 17:1

Water from the Rock
1From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, bu ... View more

Exod 19:2

2They had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain.

Num 33:14-15

14They set out from Alush and camped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.15They set out from Rephidim and camped in the wilderness of ... View more

Exod 17:1-7

Water from the Rock
1From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, bu ... View more

Exod 17:8-16

Amalek Attacks Israel and Is Defeated
8Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim.9Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some men for us and go out, fight with ... View more

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