Numbers 11:3

3 And he called the name of the place Taberah:[a] because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

Numbers 11:3 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 11:3

And he called the name of the place Taberah
That is, "burning": Moses called it so; or it may be rendered impersonally, it was called F19 so in later times by the people:

because the fire of the Lord burnt among them;
to perpetuate the, memory of this kind of punishment for their sins, that it might be a terror and warning to others; and this history is indeed recorded for our caution in these last days, that we murmur not as these Israelites did, and were destroyed of the destroyer, ( 1 Corinthians 10:10 1 Corinthians 10:11 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F19 (arqyw) "et vocatum est", Tigurine version, Fagius, Piscator.

Numbers 11:3 In-Context

1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.
3 And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.
4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Taberah: that is, A burning