of the Israelites in the wilderness in consequence of their rebellious fears to enter the Promised Land ( Numbers 14:26-35 ). They wandered for forty years before they were permitted to cross the Jordan ( Joshua 4:19 ; 5:6 ).

The record of these wanderings is given in Numbers 33:1-49 . Many of the stations at which they camped cannot now be identified.

Questions of an intricate nature have been discussed regarding the "Wanderings," but it is enough for us to take the sacred narrative as it stands, and rest assured that "He led them forth by the right way" ( Psalms 107:1-7 Psalms 107:33-35 ). (See WILDERNESS .)

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Wandering". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .