The Yisraelite's 42 Stations that is the stages of their journeying


Scriptural Reference


Modern Day Location

Raamses Shemot 12:37; Bamidbar 33:3,5 the Raamses district was of the highest quality land in Mitzrayim (Beresheet 47:11) Pi-Ramesses:House of Ramesses i.e. Tell ed-Dab'a/Qantir
Sukkoth סכּות Shemot 12:37, 13:20; Bamidbar 33:5-6 An Egyptian city near the border - Booths Tjeku (Zuko), Tell el Maskhuta
Etam אֵתָם Shemot 13:20; Bamidbar 33:6-8 on the edge of the wilderness; their plowshare; solid, enduring Ismailia? (Arabic: الإسماعيليةal-Ismāʻīlīyah  Egyptian Arabic  Egypt as "The City of Beauty and Enchantment" Etam -another name for Khetam (fortress), located on the great wall of Egypt, which extended from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez
Pi-Hahirot פִּי החִירֹת Shemot 14:2-3; Bamidbar 33:7-8 lit. Mouth of the Gorges, "between Migdol and the sea, opposite Ba'al-Zephon" (possibly "the Bay of Hirot") Prob. a channel opening into one of the Bitter Lakes or the Mediterranean
Marah מָרָה Shemot 15:23; Bamidbar 33:8-9 lit. 'bitterness' under divine direction, cast into the fountain "a certain tree" which took away its bitterness, so that the people drank of it. 'Ain Hawarah, where there are still several springs of water that are very "bitter," distant some 47 miles from 'Ayun Mousa.
Eilim אֵילִם Shemot 15:27, 16:1; Bamidbar 33:9-10 Had 12 wells and 70 palm trees; derived from a Semitic root meaning 'gods' located in Wadi Gharandel, an oasis 100 km southeast of Suez. `Ayun Musa "the springs/wells of Moses."
Yam Suf סוּף ים Bamidbar 33:10-11   near Gulf of Suez or Gulf of Aqaba
Midbar Sin מִדְבַּר סִין, Shemot 16:1, 17:1; Bamidbar 33:11-12 Yah supplies quail and manna, "Between Elim and Sinai" -refers to the semitic moon-deity  
Dophkah דּפקה Bamidbar 33:12-13 knocking manufacturah at Timnah of copper artifacts which were traded at the Phoenician emporia at Elat along with Frankincense, and Myrrh, from Punt and Bitumen and juniper oil from Canaan that were used in Egypts mortuary trade at Karnak in return for Nubian gold shipped across the Sea of Reed from Elim the port of Thebes the capital of Egypt during Egypt's 18th dynasty.
Alush אָלוּשׁ Bamidbar 33:13-14 I will Knead (bread); a crowd of men; A particular event that occurred here was the story in the Exodus where water flowed from a rock.  
Rephidim רפידים Shemot 17:1, 19:2; Bamidbar 33:14-15 rest or stay resting;supports found no water to drink, distress blamed Moshe for their troubles, to the point where Moshe feared that they would stone him. Yah had also instructed Moses to strike the rock (Exodus 17:6) Because of his failure to sanctify Yah and for striking the rock twice, Yah punished Moshe by not letting him enter into the promised land (Numbers 20:12).  Wadi Feiran; near its junction with the Wadi esh-Sheikh.
Midbar Sinai מִדְבַּר סִין Shemot 19:1-2; Bamidbar 10:12, 33:15-16 near Mount Sinai refers to the semitic moon-deity Sin, raise objections over the lack of food, as they had already consumed all the corn they had brought with them from Egypt  
Kivrot-Hata'avah קִבְרוֹת הַתַּאֲוָה Bamidbar 11:35, 33:16-17 lit. Graves of Longing or Graves of Lust; Israelites loudly complained about constantly eating only manna; God sent a plague as they were chewing the meat; refers to a stone circle or cairns,[9] or to recently discovered Chalcolithic (~4th Millennium BC) megalithic burial sites known as nawamis, meaning mosquitos, which are unique to the central Sinai Peninsula and southern Negev.  
HaZerot חֲצֵרוֹת Bamidbar 11:35, 12:16, 33:17-18 station settlement; yards; Miryam was afflicted with tzaraat.  
Ritmah רִתְמָה Bamidbar 33:18-19  mean wild broom, the broom valley, or valley of broombushes.  
Rimmon-Perez Bamidbar 33:19-20 means a pomegranate breach, or Rimmon of the breach. It may be the modern place Makhtesh-Ramon;  Arabic: Wadi er Rummun, which lies in the midst of a great "breach" in the earth, an erosion crater. This is near Ain el Qadeis, which is identified by some as Kadesh Barnea
Livnah לִבְנָה Bamidbar 33:20-21 Pavement; whiteness;;  
Rissah רסּה Bamidbar 33:21-22 ruin  
Kehelathah קהלתה Bamidbar 33:22-23 assembly  
Mount Shapher Bamidbar 33:23-24 brightness; beauty  
Haradah חֲרָדָה Bamidbar 33:24-25 means fright or fearful.  
Makheloth מַקְהֵלֹת Bamidbar 33:25-26  place of assembly; assemblies  
Tahas תָחַת Bamidbar 33:26-27  below It is also a character reference in 1 Chronicles 6:24 as the son of Assir and the father of Uriel, Also a descendant of Efrayim in 1 Chronicles 7:20.  
Tarah תֶּרַח / תָּרַח, Bamidbar 33:27-28  "ibex, wild goat", or "wanderer; loiterer  
Mithcah מִתְקָה Bamidbar 33:28-29 sweetness  
Hashmonah חַשְׁמֹנָה Bamidbar 33:29-30 fatness.  
Moserot מֹסֵרוֹת Bamidbar 33:30-31 bonds.  
Benai-Ya'akan Bamidbar 33:31-32 the wells of the children of Ya'akan; It was at this station where the tribe of Levi warred with those israeltes wishing to return to Egypt.  
Hor Haggidgad חֹר הַגִּדְגָּד Bamidbar 33:32-33  'cave of the Gidgad; it is called Gudgodah in Deuteronomy 10:7.  
Yatvatah יָטְבָתָה Bamidbar 33:33-34 goodness derived from the Hebrew Jatahh or Tubb, implying therefore Good, both Natural and Moral. a land of brooks of water. An Early Iron Age fortress has been found here, with Midianite pottery and copper working scraps suggesting that water and nearby acacia trees may have provided water and wood for charcoal for the miners at Ramesses Har Timna. Sabkhat et-Taba and Bir et-Taba[1] in the Arabah, a salt-marsh area, which may be the "brooks of water".
Abronah עַבְרֹנָה Bamidbar 33:34-35  "Ebronah", passage; passage from the mountains down to the sea overlooking Ezion Geber  
Etzyon Gever עֶצְיֹן גֶּבֶר Bamidbar 33:35-36  a city of Idumea, a biblical seaport on the northern extremity of the Gulf of Aqaba, in the area of modern Aqaba and Eilat. Near northern tip of Gulf of Aqaba; Ruins at Tell el-Kheleifeh
Kadesh Barnea קָדֵשׁ בַּרְנֵעַ Bamidbar 20:1,22, 33:36-37 Located in the Wilderness of Tzin; Miriam's burial place; Kadesh - set apart Barnea - widerness wandering probably Ain el Qadeis
Mount Hor; הֹר הָהָר Bamidbar 20:22, 21:4, 33:37-41 On the Edomite border; Aaron's burial place  
Zalmonah צַלְמֹנָה Bamidbar 33:41-42 shady  
Punon פּוּנן Bamidbar 33:42-43  was one of the places (or "stations") means darkness;(Hebrew: פּוּנֹן‎,Arabic: فُونُون‎) is an ancient city in the Arava, Jordan.  Feinan or Faynan.
Oboth אֹבֹת Bamidbar 21:10-11, 33:43-44 bottles  
Iye Avarim=Ruins עִיֵּי הָעֲבָרִים Bamidbar 21:11, 33:44-45 ruin - in the wilderness  
Divon Gad דִּיבֹן גָּד Bamidbar 33:45-46 wasting or pining. a town in Moab on the east side of the Jordan which was taken over by the Israelites and rebuilt by the children of Gad  
Almon Diblathaymah עַלְמֹן דִּבְלָתָיְמָה Bamidbar 33:46-47  concealing the two cakes; wilderness of Moab= Also called Diblath  
Har Ha-'Avarim הָרֵי הָעֲבָרִים, Bamidbar 33:13-14 Israelites encamped beneath Mount Nebo;Septuagint to oros to Abarim, en to peran tou Iordanou; etymological meaning as passages. Its northern part was called Phasga (or Pisgah), and the highest peak of Phasga was Mount Nebo  
Moab Plains Bamidbar 22:1, 33:48-50 Israelites encamped on the Jordan River from Beith Hayishimoth to Aveil Hashittim Occupied most of the Trans-Jordan region