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27:12 God said to Moses, 'Climb up to the Avarim Mountain where you will be able to see the land that I am giving to the Israelites.
Vayomer Adonay el-Moshe aleh el-har ha'Avarim hazeh ur'eh et-ha'arets asher natati livney Yisra'el.
27:13 After you see it, you will be gathered up to your people, just as your brother Aaron was.
Vera'itah otah vene'esafta el-ameycha gam-atah ka'asher ne'esaf Aharon achicha.
27:14 When the community disputed God in the Tzin Desert, you disobeyed My commandment [when you were] to sanctify Me before their eyes with the water.'

[God was speaking] of the Waters of Dispute (Mey Meribhah) at Kadesh in the Tzin Desert.
Ka'asher meritem pi bemidbar-Tsin bimerivat ha'edah lehakdisheni vamayim le'eyneyhem hem mey-Merivat Kadesh midbar-Tsin.


Avarim Mountain
  This is the mountain range to the east of the Dead Sea, particularly at its northern end. They are in front of Mount Nebo (Numbers 33:47; Deuteronomy 32:49). Some say that they were called Avarim because they were opposite the crossing point to Jericho (Tur; cf. Josephus, Antiquities 4:8:48). See Deuteronomy 32:49. This would indicate that Mount Nebo was on the site of the present Mount Sh'anab, some 8 miles north of its traditional site. However, the stream Abu Arabeh flows into the Jordan almost exactly west of the traditional site of Mount Nebo. Some say that it was called Avarim because from its peak one could see the burial places of Aaron and Miriam (Zohar 3:183b; Bachya on 20:28, Deuteronomy 32:49).

Aaron was
  Numbers 20:28.

Tzin Desert
  See Numbers 13:21, 20:1.

Waters of Dispute
  See Numbers 20:13.

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