chuckbaldwin wrote:Hi Arnold,
Most of your scenario is at least reasonable; BUT ... you left out some important (and unknown) details, which i mentioned on the other thread, such as how many days they camped at each place. This would certainly negate any attempt to calculate their average daily distance.
The one figure you might use is the distance from the Red Sea crossing (Baal-zephon) to Marah, and divide it by 3, because it was a 3-day journey.
Arnold,BrotherArnold wrote:It doesn't matter how long they camped in any particular spot from Ramseys to the wilderness Sin because it took them 30 days to travel the 150 mi. and therefore they averaged 5 mi. per day. The following is my new time line.
chuckbaldwin wrote:Arnold,BrotherArnold wrote:It doesn't matter how long they camped in any particular spot from Ramseys to the wilderness Sin because it took them 30 days to travel the 150 mi. and therefore they averaged 5 mi. per day. The following is my new time line.
The above statement shows a complete lack of mathematical understanding, and evidently there's nothing i can do to help you see it. So i have no further comment.
wstruse wrote:The following verses may help clarify how many miles could have been traveled in a given day.
Deuteronomy 1:1-2 ¶ These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab. 2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)
It seems that the Mt. Horeb here is a reference to Mt. Sinai. It is approximately 170 miles from Mt. Sinai to Kadeshbarnea. Even if the Mt Horeb here is not the Mt. Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula but the Mt Horeb in Arabia it is still 150 miles from Mt. Horeb in Arabia to Kadeshbarnea. This gives us a Biblical example of between 13 and 15 miles traveled per day. It seems like a lot but that’s what the Scripture says.
P.S. I have provided a couple of topographical maps of the era on a separate thread because of their size.
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