Paran (Pay´ruhn)

The wilderness site where the Israelites camped after they left Mt. Sinai (Num 10:11-12; Num 12:16) and from which spies were sent to reconnoiter Canaan (Num 13:3-26). The return of the spies to Kadesh suggests that the location was south of Canaan along the north edge of the Sinai triangle. (Gen 21:21) designates it as Ishmael’s home after his banishment.

Num 10:11-12

Departure from Sinai
11In the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud lifted from over the tabernacle of the covenant.12T ... View more

Num 12:16

16After that the people set out from Hazeroth, and camped in the wilderness of Paran.

Num 13:3-26

3So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran, according to the command of the Lord, all of them leading men among the Israelites.4These were their names: Fr ... View more

Gen 21:21

21He lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

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