New International Version
There on the plains of Moab they camped along the Jordan from Beth Jeshimoth to Abel Shittim.
King James Bible
And they pitched by Jordan, from Bethjesimoth even unto Abelshittim in the plains of Moab.
Darby Bible Translation
And they encamped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth unto Abel-Shittim, in the plains of Moab.
World English Bible
They encamped by the Jordan, from Beth Jeshimoth even to Abel Shittim in the plains of Moab.
Young's Literal Translation
And they encamp by the Jordan from Beth-Jeshimoth, unto Abel-Shittim, in the plains of Moab.
Numbers 33:49 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
From Beth-jesimoth even unto Abel-shittim - The former of these places fell to the Reubenites, Joshua 13:15-20. The Israelites were now come to the edge of Jordan, over against Jericho, where they afterwards passed.
For further information on the subject of these different encampments, the reader is requested to refer to the extracts from Dr. Shaw at the end of the book of Exodus.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Beth-jesimoth. Probably the place called Bethsimath by Eusebius, east of Jordan, and about ten miles south of Jericho.
Abel-shittim. or the plains of Shittim. This place, according to Josephus who calls it Abela, was
60 furlongs east of Jordan
LibrarySome Miscellaneous Matters Belonging to the Country About Jericho.
Let us begin from the last encampings of Israel beyond Jordan. Numbers 33:49: "They encamped near Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth unto Abel-shittim."--"From Beth-jeshimoth to Abel-shittim were twelve miles." It is a most received opinion among the Jews, that the tents of the Israelites in the wilderness contained a square of twelve miles. So the Targum of Jonathan, upon Number 2:2; "The encamping of Israel was twelve miles in length, and twelve miles in breadth." And the Gemarists say, "It is forbidden …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners:
Then the Israelites traveled to the plains of Moab and camped along the Jordan across from Jericho.
While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women,
On the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho the LORD said to Moses,
therefore I will expose the flank of Moab, beginning at its frontier towns--Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon and Kiriathaim--the glory of that land.
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