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Wilderness of Sin

Sinai Penisula—NASA photograph

Lying between Elim and Sinai (Exodus 16:1; compare Numbers 33:11-12), this is where the Israelites rested during their exodus for some days and began to to murmur on account of their lack nourishment, as they had by this time consumed all the corn they brought with them out of Egypt. God heard their murmurings, and gave them miraculousmanna” and then an abundance of quails.

This wilderness was probably the narrow plain of el-Markha, which stretches along the eastern shore of the Red Sea for several miles toward the promontory of Ras Mohammed, the southern extremity of the Sinai Peninsula.

Sinai Peninsula, Egypt—satellite view