Numbers 11:3

3 So that place was called Taberah,[a] because fire from the LORD had burned among them.

Numbers 11:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.
ESV
3 So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burned among them.
NLT
3 After that, the area was known as Taberah (which means “the place of burning”), because fire from the LORD had burned among them there.
MSG
3 They named the place Taberah (Blaze) because fire from God had blazed up against them. Camp Kibroth Hattaavah
CSB
3 So that place was named Taberah, because the Lord's fire had blazed 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 Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
2 When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the LORD and the fire died down.
3 So that place was called Taberah, because fire from the LORD had burned among them.
4 The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat!
5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Deuteronomy 9:22
  • 2. Numbers 16:35; Job 1:16; Isaiah 10:17

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. "Taberah" means "burning" .