Places of Section 10

The Sinai Desert and Egypt

136. Raphidim, where Israel fought
against Amalek who attacked them
- (wadi Feiran)

Black letters. In foreground the mountainous region of Sinai.


Raphidim (Num 33:14), a place in the desert near Mount Horeb, where the water came out of the rock of Mount Horeb (Exodus 17:6), and the place was named "temptation". There also Joshua fought Amalek near Pharan (Exodus 17:8-9). (Eusebius, Onomasticon 142:22-25; Jerome 143:24-26)

Map Section 10 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: Church remains at wadi Feiran in the central Sinai massif.

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