Kibroth-hattaavah (Kib´roth-huh-tay´uh-vuh; Heb., “graves of lust”)

A locale between Mt. Sinai and Hazeroth (identified with modern Rueis el-Ebeirij). It was there that the Israelites died by plague as they consumed quail rained down upon them by Yahweh in answer to their complaints. The plague punished their lusting after the meat, fish, and other delicacies they had enjoyed in Egypt (Num 11:31-34; Num 1-6:31; Num 33:16-17; Deut 9:22).

Num 11:31-34

The Quails
31Then a wind went out from the Lord, and it brought quails from the sea and let them fall beside the camp, about a day's journey on this side and a ... View more

Num 1-6:31

The First Census of Israel
1The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year ... View more

Num 33:16-17

16They set out from the wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth-hattaavah.17They set out from Kibroth-hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth.

Deut 9:22

22At Taberah also, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, you provoked the Lord to wrath.

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