Horeb (Hor´eb)

Mount, the name for Mt. Sinai used in some portions of the Pentateuch, probably stemming from different tribal traditions. Here Moses was called (Exod 3:1-12) and here he obtained water from the rock (Exod 17:6-7). Here the Israelites made a covenant with Yahweh (Deut 5:2), and from here they set out for Kadesh-barnea and Canaan (Deut 1:19). Elijah fled to Horeb because of Jezebel’s wrath. Since early Christian times Mt. Horeb/Sinai has been identified with modern Jebel Musa in southern Sinai, but there are no certain geographical data for this identification.

Exod 3:1-12

Moses at the Burning Bush
1Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Ho ... View more

Exod 17:6-7

6I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in ... View more

Deut 5:2

2The Lord our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.

Deut 1:19

Israel's Refusal to Enter the Land
19Then, just as the Lord our God had ordered us, we set out from Horeb and went through all that great and terrible wildernes ... View more

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