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Taberah meaning

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🔼The name Taberah in the Bible

There's only one place named Taberah in the Bible. It's where Israel camped and decided to complain about all their adversities (Numbers 11:3, Deuteronomy 9:22). When YHWH heard these complaints, His anger was kindled and so was the camp. As the outskirts of the camp sizzled, Israel cried out to Moses and Moses beseeched the Lord to kill the fire. This happened, and the place was called Taberah, but the people kept complaining until Moses broke down and began to complain as well.

Then the Lord told Moses to gather seventy men and approach Him in the tabernacle, where He famously told Moses that He would send quail for the Israelites to eat, so much even that it would come out of their noses. And to top it off, He also sent a plague of untold characteristics, which impelled Israel to call that place Kibroth-hattaavah (Numbers 11:34).

🔼Etymology of the name Taberah

The name Taberah comes from the Hebrew verb בער (ba'ar I), meaning to kindle, burn or consume:

🔼Taberah meaning

For a meaning of the name Taberah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Burning, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Consuming or Burning, and BDB Theological Dictionary also reads Burning and lists this name under the verb בער (ba'ar I).

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