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hazeroth in Easton's Bible Dictionary

fenced enclosures consisting of "a low wall of stones in which thick bundles of thorny acacia are inserted, the tangled branches and long needle-like spikes forming a perfectly impenetrable hedge around the encampment" of tents and cattle which they sheltered. Such like enclosures abound in the wilderness of Paran, which the Israelites entered after leaving Sinai (Num. 11:35; 12:16; 33:17, 18). This third encampment of the Israelites has been identified with the modern 'Ain el-Hudhera, some 40 miles NE of Sinai. Here Miriam (q.v.), being displeased that Moses had married a Cushite wife (Num. 12:1), induced Aaron to join with her in rebelling against Moses. God vindicated the authority of his "servant Moses," and Miriam was smitten with leprosy. Moses interceded for her, and she was healed (Num. 12:4-16). From this encampment the Israelites marched northward across the plateau of et-Tih, and at length reached KADESH.

hazeroth in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(villages), #Nu 11:35; 12:16; 33:17; De 1:1| a station of the Israelites in the desert, and perhaps recognizable in the Arabic Ain Hudhera, forty miles northeast of Sinai.

hazeroth in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

HAZE'ROTH (villages, or enclosures), the second station of the Israelites, Num 11:35; Neh 12:16; Num 33:17-18; Deut 1:1, and identified with 'Ain Hudherah, 40 miles north-east of Sinai.

hazeroth in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

The stage after Kibroth Hattaavah in Israel's wanderings (Numbers 11:35; Numbers 12:16; Numbers 33:17; Deuteronomy 1:1). Now El Ain, famed for its spring, on Israel's probable route (which Ain el Hudherah is not) by the wady es Zulukah. But Clark identifies Hazeroth with Bir eth Themed, many miles further on the march northwards. Several valleys converge round El Ain, which with other springs make this region the oasis of the E. of the peninsula.