Numbers 21:10

The Journey to Moab

10 The Israelites moved on and camped at Oboth.

Read Numbers 21:10 Using Other Translations

And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.
And the people of Israel set out and camped in Oboth.
The Israelites traveled next to Oboth and camped there.

What does Numbers 21:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 21:10

And the children of Israel set forward
From Zalmonah, and came to Punon, which, according to the above writer, was twenty miles from it; though here indeed, some think, the brazen serpent was set up, here being, as before observed, brass mines to furnish with that metal:

and pitched in Oboth;
which was twenty four miles from Punon, as says the same writer: the word signifies bottles; perhaps here the Israelites got water and filled their bottles, or, as others think, they filled them with the wine of Moab, and called the name of the place from thence; it is perhaps the same with the Eboda of Ptolemy {h}, which he places in Arabia Petraea; and of which Pliny F9 also makes mention.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Geograph. l. 5. c. 17.
F9 Nat. Hist. l. 6. c. 28.
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