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KIBROTH-HATTAAVAH ():

A station of the Israelites in the wilderness on the journey from Sinai to Kadesh (Num. xi. 34, xxxiii. 16). The name, which means "the graves of lust," was given to the place on account of its being the burial-ground of the multitudes that died through glutting themselves with quail flesh (Num. xi. 34). It would seem from Num. xi. 3, 4, that Kibrothhattaavah was identical with Taberah, which was three days' journey from Sinai (comp. ib. x. 33). In Deut. ix. 22, however, the two stations are mentioned as distinct places. Kibroth-hattaavah is identified by Schwarz ("Das Heilige Land," p. 213) with the modern 'Ain al-Shihabah, in the interior of the desert (comp. Robinson, "Researches," i. 264).

E. G. H. M. Sel.
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