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published: 3/31/13

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Marah in the Bible

Marah in the Old Testament

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The Jordan River

Marah was the first camp of the Israelites after the passage of the Red Sea (Ex 15:23; Nu 33:8 f).

The name is derived from the bitterness of the brackish water. Moses cast a tree into the waters which were thus made sweet (Ex 15:23).



International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, which is in the public domain (with minor edits).