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During their journeys across the wilderness, the twelve tribes formed encampments at the different places where they halted (Exodus 16:13; Num. 2:3). The area of the camp would be in all about 3 square miles. After the Hebrews entered Canaan, the camps then spoken of were exclusively warlike (Josh. 11:5, 7; Judg. 5:19, 21; 7:1; 1 Sam. 29:1; 30:9, etc.).