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Horeb

Meaning: desert or mountain of the dried-up ground

a general name for the whole mountain range of which Sinai was one of the summits (Ex. 3:1; 17:6; 33:6; Ps. 106:19, etc.)

The modern name of the whole range is Jebel Musa. It is a huge mountain block, about 2 miles long by about 1 in breadth, with a very spacious plain at its northeast end, called the Er Rahah, in which the Israelites encamped for nearly a whole year. (See SINAI.)