There are eleven days' journey from Horeb, by the way of Mount
Seir, to Kadeshbarnea.
] Not that the Israelites came thither in eleven days from Horeb, for they stayed by the way at Kibrothhattaavah, a whole month at least, and seven days at Hazeroth; but the sense is, that this was the computed distance between the two places; it was what was reckoned a man might walk in eleven days; and if we reckon a day's journey twenty miles, of which (See Gill on Jonah 3:3), the distance must be two hundred and twenty miles. But Dr. Shaw F5 allows but ten miles for a day's journey, and then it was no more than one hundred and ten, and indeed a camp cannot be thought to move faster; but not the day's journey of a camp, but of a man, seems to be intended, who may very well walk twenty miles a day for eleven days running; but it seems more strange that another learned traveller
F5 De loc. Heb. fol. 92. I.
F6 Pococke's Description of the East, vol. 1. p. 157.