Numbers 11:31

Overview - Numbers 11
The burning at Taberah quenched by Moses' prayer.
The people lust for flesh, and loathe manna.
10 Moses complains of his charge.
16 God promises to divide his burden unto seventy elders, and to give the people flesh for a month.
21 Moses' faith is staggered.
31 Quails are given in wrath at Kibroth-hattaavah.
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Numbers 11:31  (King James Version)
And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.

a wind
Exodus 10:13 Exodus 10:19 ; 15:10 Psalms 135:7

and brought
Exodus 16:13 ; Psalms 78:26-29 ; 105:40

That the word {selav} means the quail, we have already had occasion to observe; to which we subjoin the authority of Mr. Maundrell, who visited Naplosa, (the ancient Sichem,) where the Samaritans live
Mr. Maundrell asked their chief priest what sort of animal he took the {selav} to be. He answered, they were a sort of fowls; and, by the description Mr. Maundrell perceived he meant the same kind with our quails.

a day's journey
Hebrew the way of a day. and as it were two
cubits. That is, as the Vulgate renders, {Volabantque in are duobus cubitis altitudine super terram,} "and they flew in the air, at the height of two cubits above the ground."