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Hazaroth meaning

חצרת
חצרות
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🔼The name Hazaroth in the Bible

There's only one Hazaroth (or Hazeroth) in the Bible (as far as we can tell). It's the name of a settlement close to Mount Sinai and close to or in the wilderness of Paran (Numbers 11:35, Numbers 33:17, Deuteronomy 1:1). We know that because Israel left Paran (Numbers 10:12), travelled three days (Numbers 10:33), settled in Hazaroth (Numbers 11:35), and journeyed back to Paran (Numbers 12:16).

And during that time they complained about their food to the extent that YHWH called for a meeting with Moses and seventy elders (Numbers 11:16-30), which resulted in Him sending quails (Numbers 11:31) and a plague (Numbers 11:33). After that, and before Israel travelled back to Paran, Aaron and Miriam had their little insurrection (Numbers 12:1-16).

In Hebrew the name Hazaroth is spelled חצרות in Numbers 11 and 12, and חצרת in Numbers 33 and Deuteronomy 1:1.

🔼Etymology of the name Hazaroth

The name Hazaroth is a plural form of the noun חצר (haser), which means courts or villages:

🔼Hazaroth meaning

For a meaning of the name Hazaroth, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Courts, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Villages. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret Hazaroth but does list it under the noun חצר (haser), meaning villages.

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