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 33:21
 33:22  33:23
 33:24  33:25
 33:26
 33:27  33:28
 33:29
33:25 They left Charadah and camped in Mak'heloth.
Vayis'u meCharadah vayachanu beMakhelot.
33:26 They left Mak'heloth and camped in Tachath.
Vayis'u miMakhelot vayachanu beTachat.
33:27 They left Tachath and camped in Terach.
Vayis'u miTachat vayachanu beTarach.
33:28 They left Terach and camped in Mithkah.
Vayis'u miTarach vayachanu beMitkah.
33:29 They left Mithkah and camped in Chashmonah.
Vayis'u miMitkah vayachanu beChashmonah.



Commentary:

Mak'heloth
  This is said to be a place of assembly (Targum Yonathan), possibly where the miracle of Aaron's rod occurred (Numbers 17:17, 17:24). It might have also been a place of praising God (cf. Psalms 68:27, 26:12). Some say that it was the place where a demonstration occurred (Baal HaTurim; cf. Numbers 16:3, 20:2).

Tachath
  (Targum). Identified with 'Kataath' (Septuagint). Some say that tachath is an improper noun, denoting the lowlands of Mak'heloth (Targum Yonathan). It is possibly the area south of Mount Karkom or Ram el-Parudi in the Sinai.

Terach
  Or Tarach. This was the name of Abraham's father (Genesis 11:25). Following Semitic cognates, terach denotes a kind of ibex, and this was possibly a place where such animals were found.

Mithkah
  'Sweetness.' This was a place with good fresh water (Targum Yonathan). Possibly Beer el-Mayin or Beer Bedah in the Sinai.

Chashmonah
  See Psalms 68:32, Joshua 15:27. The Chashmonian family, which included Mattathias, may have had their origins here (cf. Middoth 1:6, Shabbath 21b). In Psalms 68:32, the Septuagint translates chashman as 'ambassador.' Chashmonah is identified with Selmonah (Septuagint).





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