"Then we turned around and set out across the wilderness toward the Red Sea, just as the LORD had instructed me, and we wandered around Mount Seir for a long time.
References for Deuteronomy 2:1
Then at last the LORD said to me,
'You have been wandering around in this hill country long enough; turn northward."
Give these orders to the people: "You will be passing through the country belonging to your relatives the Edomites, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. The Edomites will feel threatened, so be careful.
Don't bother them, for I have given them all the hill country around Mount Seir as their property, and I will not give you any of their land.
Pay them for whatever food or water you use.