Numbers 11:3
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New International Version
So that place was called Taberah, because fire from the LORD had burned among them.

New Living Translation
After that, the area was known as Taberah (which means "the place of burning"), because fire from the LORD had burned among them there.

English Standard Version
So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burned among them.

New American Standard Bible
So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burned among them.

King James Bible
And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So that place was named Taberah, because the LORD's fire had blazed among them.

International Standard Version
He then named that place Taberah, because the LORD's fire had incinerated some of them.

NET Bible
So he called the name of that place Taberah because there the fire of the LORD burned among them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That place was called Taberah [Fire] because fire from the LORD burned among them there.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he called the name of the place Taberah because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

King James 2000 Bible
And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burned among them.

American King James Version
And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

American Standard Version
And the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of Jehovah burnt among them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he called the name of that place, The burning: for that the fire of the Lord had been kindled against them.

Darby Bible Translation
And they called the name of that place Taberah; because a fire of Jehovah burned among them.

English Revised Version
And the name of that place was called Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he called the name of the place Taberah; because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

World English Bible
The name of that place was called Taberah, because Yahweh's fire burnt among them.

Young's Literal Translation
and he calleth the name of that place Taberah, for the fire of Jehovah hath 'burned' among them.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:1-3 Here is the people's sin; they complained. See the sinfulness of sin, which takes occasion from the commandment to be provoking. The weakness of the law discovered sin, but could not destroy it; checked, but could not conquer it. They complained. Those who are of a discontented spirit, will always find something to quarrel or fret about, though the circumstances of their outward condition be ever so favourable. The Lord heard it, though Moses did not. God knows the secret frettings and murmurings of the heart, though concealed from men. What he noticed, he was much displeased with, and he chastised them for this sin. The fire of their wrath against God burned in their minds; justly did the fire of God's wrath fasten on their bodies; but God's judgments came on them gradually, that they might take warning. It appeared that God delights not in punishing; when he begins, he is soon prevailed with to let it fall.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - and he called the name of the place Taberah. Or Taberah (תַּבְעֵרָה). This name does not occur in the list of stations in chapter 33, which mentions nothing between Sinai and Kibroth-Hattaavah. It would seem probable, however, that the conflagration occurred while Israel was encamped, or else there could hardly have been a burning "in the end of the camp." We may therefore suppose either that Tabeerah was some spot in the immediate neighbourhood of Sinai whither the people gathered for their first long march; or that it was one of the halting-places on the "three days' journey" not mentioned in the list, because that journey was considered as all one; or that it was the same place afterwards called Kibroth-Hatta-avah. There is nothing in the narrative to decide a question which is in itself unimportant. It is necessary to remember that where the ancient and local names derived from marked natural features were not available, such names as Tabeerah given to the halting-places of so vast a host must have had a very loose significance.

CHAPTER 11:4-35 KIBROTH HATTAAVAH (verses 4-35).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he called the name of the place Taberah,.... That is, "burning": Moses called it so; or it may be rendered impersonally, it was called (s) so in later times by the people:

because the fire of the Lord burnt among them; to perpetuate the, memory of this kind of punishment for their sins, that it might be a terror and warning to others; and this history is indeed recorded for our caution in these last days, that we murmur not as these Israelites did, and were destroyed of the destroyer, 1 Corinthians 10:10.

(s) "et vocatum est", Tigurine version, Fagius, Piscator.



Numbers 11:3 Additional Commentaries
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The People Complain
2The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the LORD and the fire died out. 3So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burned among them. 4The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, "Who will give us meat to eat?…
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Deuteronomy 9:22
You also made the LORD angry at Taberah, at Massah and at Kibroth Hattaavah.

Numbers 11:4
The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, "If only we had meat to eat!
Treasury of Scripture

And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

Taberah. that is, a burning

Deuteronomy 9:22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, you provoked …

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