Numbers 13:21
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New International Version
So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob, toward Lebo Hamath.

King James Bible
So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

Darby Bible Translation
And they went up, and searched out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, where one comes towards Hamath.

World English Bible
So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.

Young's Literal Translation
And they go up and spy the land, from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob at the going in to Hamath;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

From the wilderness of Zin - The place called; צן Tsin, here, is different from that called סין Sin or Seen. Exodus 16:1; the latter was nigh to Egypt, but the former was near Kadesh Barnea, not far from the borders of the promised land.

"The spies having left Kadesh Barnea, which was in the desert of Paran, see Numbers 13:26, they proceeded to the desert of Tsin, all along the land of Canaan, nearly following the course of the river Jordan, till they came to Rehob, a city situated near Mount Libanus, at the northern extremity of the Holy Land, towards the road that leads to Hamath. Thence they returned through the midst of the same land by the borders of the Sidonians and Philistines, and passing by Mount Hebron, rendered famous by the residence of Abraham formerly, and by the gigantic descendants of Anak at that time, they passed through the valley of the brook of Eshcol, where they cut down the bunch of grapes mentioned Numbers 13:23, and returned to the Israelitish camp after an absence of forty days," Numbers 13:25. See Calmet on this place.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

from the wilderness of Zin. The wilderness of Zin, is different from that called Sin. The latter was near Egypt, but the former was near Kadesh Barnea, not far from the borders of Canaan. It seems to be the valley mentioned by Burckhardt; which, under the names of El Ghor and El Araba, form a continuation of the valley of the Jordan, extending from the Dead Sea to the eastern branch of the Red Sea. The whole plain presents to the view an appearance of shifting sands, whose surface is broken by innumerable undulations and low hills. A few talk, tamarisk, and rethem trees grow among the sand hills; but the depth of sand precludes all vegetation of herbage.

Numbers 20:1 Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month...

Numbers 27:14 For you rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation...

Numbers 33:36 And they removed from Eziongaber, and pitched in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.

Numbers 34:3,4 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom...

Deuteronomy 32:51 Because you trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness of Zin...

Joshua 15:1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families...

Rehob. Rehob was a city, afterwards given to the tribe of Asher, situated near mount Lebanon, at the northern extremity of the Promised Land, on the road which leads to Hamath, and west of Laish or Dan

Judges 1:31 Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah...

Judges 18:28 And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man...

Joshua 19:28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even to great Zidon;

Hamath

2 Samuel 8:9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,

Amos 6:2 Pass you to Calneh, and see; and from there go you to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines...

Library
Afraid of Giants
'And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain; 18. And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many; 19. And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds; 20. And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Canaan
Canaan was the inheritance which the Israelites won for themselves by the sword. Their ancestors had already settled in it in patriarchal days. Abraham "the Hebrew" from Babylonia had bought in it a burying-place near Hebron; Jacob had purchased a field near Shechem, where he could water his flocks from his own spring. It was the "Promised Land" to which the serfs of the Pharaoh in Goshen looked forward when they should again become free men and find a new home for themselves. Canaan had ever been
Archibald Sayce—Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations

Cross References
Numbers 20:1
In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin, and they stayed at Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried.

Numbers 27:14
for when the community rebelled at the waters in the Desert of Zin, both of you disobeyed my command to honor me as holy before their eyes." (These were the waters of Meribah Kadesh, in the Desert of Zin.)

Numbers 33:36
They left Ezion Geber and camped at Kadesh, in the Desert of Zin.

Deuteronomy 1:24
They left and went up into the hill country, and came to the Valley of Eshkol and explored it.

Joshua 13:5
the area of Byblos; and all Lebanon to the east, from Baal Gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo Hamath.

Jeremiah 49:23
Concerning Damascus: "Hamath and Arpad are dismayed, for they have heard bad news. They are disheartened, troubled like the restless sea.

Jeremiah 52:9
and he was captured. He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he pronounced sentence on him.

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