New International Version
They left Sukkoth and camped at Etham, on the edge of the desert.
King James Bible
And they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.
Darby Bible Translation
And they removed from Succoth and encamped in Etham, which is at the end of the wilderness.
World English Bible
They traveled from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.
Young's Literal Translation
And they journey from Succoth, and encamp in Etham, which is in the extremity of the wilderness;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness - This place is not well known; Dr. Shaw supposes it to have been one mile from Cairo. Calmet thinks it is the city of Buthum mentioned by Herodotus, which he places in Arabia, on the frontiers of Egypt.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Succoth. Supposed to be the Suchae mentioned by Pliny and the Scenas Mandrorum, in the Antonine Itinerary. The Editor of Calmet places it at Birket el Hadji, or 'the Pilgrims' pool, a few miles east of Cairo. Etham. This was evidently situated towards the north point of the Red sea. Calmet supposes it to be the same as Buthus or Butham, mentioned by Herodotus, who places it in Arabia, on the frontiers of Egypt.
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:
After leaving Sukkoth they camped at Etham on the edge of the desert.
They left Etham, turned back to Pi Hahiroth, to the east of Baal Zephon, and camped near Migdol.
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