Numbers 11:3

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

Read Numbers 11:3 Using Other Translations

And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.
So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burned among them.
After that, the area was known as Taberah (which means “the place of burning”), because fire from the LORD had burned among them there.

What does Numbers 11:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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