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 21:8
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 21:10
21:9 Moses made a copper snake and placed it on a high pole. Whenever a snake bit a man, he would gaze at the copper snake and live.
Vaya'as Moshe nechash nechoshet vayesimehu al-hanes vehayah im-nashach hanachash et-ish vehibit el-nechash hanechoshet vachay.
21:10 Sixth Reading
The Israelites then moved on and camped in Ovoth.
Vayis'u beney Yisra'el vayachanu be'Ovot.



Commentary:

copper snake
  Snake is nachash and copper is nechosheth.The Israelites later called it Nechushtan and served it, so it was destroyed by Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:4).

Ovoth
  See Numbers 33:43. Ovoth is identified with el-Weiba, 30 miles due south of the Dead Sea, or Ein Hosob, 15 miles south of the Dead Sea.





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