Sin, Wilderness of

Sin, Wilderness of

An area distinct from the “Wilderness of Zin.” The Wilderness of Sin was a desert area “between Elim and Sinai” (Exod 16:1), where the Israelites “complained against Moses and Aaron” (Exod 16:2-3), and where manna was first given to satisfy their hunger (Exod 16:13-36). The exodus is said to have continued to Rephidim via Dophkah and Alush (Exod 17:1; Num 33:11-12).

Exod 16:1

Bread from Heaven
1The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the ... View more

Exod 16:2-3

2The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.3The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of ... View more

Exod 16:13-36

13In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.14When the layer of dew lifted, there on the s ... View more

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

Num 33:11-12

11They set out from the Red Sea and camped in the wilderness of Sin.12They set out from the wilderness of Sin and camped at Dophkah.

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