Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Numbers 21:11

They journeyed from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim, in the wilderness which is opposite Moab, to the east.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ije-Abarim;   Oboth;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Desert, Journey of Israel through the;   Sun, the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Abarim;   Serpents;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Edom;   Moab;   Palestine;   Reuben;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Iim;   Jephthah;   Moab;   Well;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Iye-Abarim;   Oboth;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abarim;   Israel;   Iye-Abarim;   Jephthah;   Moses;   Numbers, Book of;   Oboth;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ijeabarim ;   Moab, Moabites ;   Oboth ;   Wanderings of the Israelites;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Abarim;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Smith Bible Dictionary - I'je-Ab'arim;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Abarim;   Anakim;   Iye-Abarim;   Moses;   Oboth;   Sunrising;   Wanderings of Israel;   Zered;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Mizraḥ;   Wilderness;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And they journeyed from Oboth,.... How long they stayed there is not certain:

and pitched at Ijeabarim; which, according to BuntingF11Ut supra. (Travels of the Patriarchs, &c. 83.) , was sixteen miles from Oboth; Jarchi says it was the way that passengers pass by Mount Nebo to the land of Canaan, and which divides between the land of Moab and the land of the Amorites:

in the wilderness which is before Moab; called the wilderness of Moab, Deuteronomy 2:8.

towards the sunrising; the east side of the land of Moab, Judges 11:18.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Numbers 21:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/numbers-21.html. 1999.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Moab is called the wilderness of Moab, Deuteronomy 2:8.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Numbers 21:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/numbers-21.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

11.Ije-abarim — Literally, the ruins of the further regions. In chap.

Numbers 33:45, it is abbreviated to Iim, or “the hills of the passages.” It was on the south-east boundary of Moab, not in the pasture grounds of modern el-Belka, but in the uncultivated wilderness at some point which has not been identified. If there is any connexion between this place and Har-Abarim, the range opposite Jericho, then Abarim is doubtless a general appellation for the whole plateau east of the Dead Sea. See Numbers 21:20, note.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Numbers 21:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/numbers-21.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Jeabarim, means "the ford, (of Zared, ver. 12,) or the straits of passages, passengers, or Hebrews; or the hills Abarim," which extended over the eastern parts of Moab. It was the 38th station, (Calmet) at the southern extremity of Mount Abarim. (Haydock) --- After which Moses specifies those of Zared, (ver 12,) Mathana, Nahaliel, Bamoth, Arnon, (ver. 19,) Dibon-gad, and Helmon-dablataim, (Calmet) all on the sides of that mountain, before they came to the summit, which was also called Phasga and Nabo, chap. xxxiii. 45, &c. But Pococke reckons only the two last among the stations, and makes those of Abarim and Shittim the 41st and 42d. The Septuagint read, "they encamped in Achelgai, on the other side, in the desert." (Haydock) --- Eusebius and St. Jerome call this station of Jee, Gai or Hai, which they place near Petra, Jeremias xlix. 4. --- East. The Samaritan here inserts, (Deuteronomy ii. 9,) "And the Lord said to Moses, Fight not," &c.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Numbers 21:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/numbers-21.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising.

Pitched at Ije-abarim, [ b

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Numbers 21:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/numbers-21.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(11) At Ije-abarim.—This word seems to denote the heaps (or, ruins) of passages or of coast or river lands—i.e., of districts bordering upon the sea or a river. It is called Iim or Iyim simply in Numbers 33:45.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Numbers 21:11". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/numbers-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising.
Oboth
Probably Oboda, a city of Arabia Petræa, mentioned by Ptolemy. Pliny assigns it to the Helmodians; but Stephanus to the Nabatheans.
Ije-abarim
or, heaps of Abarim.
Reciprocal: Numbers 33:44 - Ijeabarim;  Judges 11:18 - came by

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 21:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/numbers-21.html.