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Exodus 13:20

    Exodus 13:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then they went on their journey from Succoth, and put up their tents in Etham at the edge of the waste land.

    Webster's Revision

    And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

    World English Bible

    They took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 13:20

    Encamped in Etham - As for the reasons assigned on Exodus 13:17, God would not lead the Israelites by the way of the Philistines' country, he directed them towards the wilderness of Shur, Exodus 15:22, upon the edge or extremity of which, next to Egypt, at the bottom of the Arabian Gulf, lay Etham, which is the second place of encampment mentioned. See the extracts from Dr. Shaw at the end of Exodus. See Clarke's note on Exodus 40:38.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 13:20

    Etham - The house or "sanctuary of Tum" (the Sun God worshipped especially by that name in Lower Egypt), was in the immediate vicinity of Heliopolis, called by the Egyptians the fortress of Zar, or Zalu (i. e. of foreigners); the frontier city where the Pharaohs of the 18th dynasty reviewed their forces when about to enter upon a campaign on Syria. The name Pithom (see Exodus 1:11) has precisely the same meaning with Etham, and may possibly be identified with it.