Wilderness Wanderings
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Wilderness Wanderings
Wilderness Wanderings (המדבר‎, hmdbr). The 40-year period in which the Israelites traveled from Egypt to the Plains of Moab.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Wilderness Wanderings
WILDERNESS WANDERINGS. Following the exodus from Egypt and the giving of the law on Sinai, the wilderness wanderings are the traditional “forty years” which the people of Israel spent in the wilderness of Sinai, on account of their unfaithfulness to Yahweh, before they entered Canaan.A. In the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Wanderings of Israel
Wanderings of Israel The formative religious experiences of Israel occurred in the context of a series of journeys termed the “wanderings of Israel.” The primary biblical materials giving the specifics of the journeys are found in Ex. 12–19; Nu. 10–22; and Dt. 1–2. Other scattered references supply
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Wilderness Wanderings
WILDERNESS WANDERINGS* When the Israelites came out of Egypt, they spent some 40 years wandering in the wildernesses of the Sinai Peninsula and the Negev. Then they moved on to conquer the Promised Land. The most significant events in this period are described in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Wilderness, Wandering
WILDERNESS, WANDERING. When the Israelites under Moses’ leadership fled from Egypt at the times of the Exodus, they passed through the Red Sea into wilderness or desert territory. The crossing probably took place at the N end of the Gulf of Suez (See Exodus, The: The Route.). They camped for a whole
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Wilderness of the Wandering
Wilderness of the Wandering. (The region in which the Israelites spent nearly 38 years of their existence after they had left Egypt, and spent a year before Mount Sinai. They went as far as Kadesh, on the southernmost border of Palestine, from which place spies were sent up into the promised land. These
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Wilderness of Wandering
WILDERNESS OF WANDERING. The land in which the Israelites sojourned and wandered for forty years on their way from Egypt to Canaan. It lay within the peninsula of Sinai, or that peninsula extended, i.e., within the angle or fork formed by the two branches of the Red Sea—the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Wanderingof the Israelites in the wilderness in consequence of their rebellious fears to enter the Promised Land (Num. 14:26–35). They wandered for forty years before they were permitted to cross the Jordan (Josh. 4:19; 5:6).The record of these wanderings is given in Num. 33:1–49. Many of the stations
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Wanderings of Israel
WANDERINGS OF ISRAEL — the activities of the Israelite tribes during the period between their departure from Egypt under Moses and the time when they were encamped by the Jordan River, ready to be led into Canaan by Joshua. The period of time covered by these events is traditionally 40 years, much of
Key passages
Nu 33:1–49

These were the journeys of the Israelites, who went out from the land of Egypt according to their divisions, by the hand of Moses and Aaron. Moses wrote down their movements according to their journeys on the command of Yahweh, and these are their journeys according …