Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Numbers 21:12

From there they set out and camped in Wadi Zered.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Zared;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Desert, Journey of Israel through the;   Valleys;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Serpents;   Zered or Zared;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Edom;   Moab;   Palestine;   Reuben;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Zered;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Brook;   Gilgal;   Jephthah;   Numbers, the Book of;   Zared;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Brook of Zered;   Moab and the Moabite Stone;   Zared;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Brook;   Israel;   Jephthah;   Numbers, Book of;   Zered;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Moab, Moabites ;   Wanderings of the Israelites;   Zared, Zered ;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ze'red;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ford;   Moab;   Moses;   Pentateuch, the Samaritan;   River;   Vale;   Wanderings of Israel;   Zered;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Peræ;   Zered, Brook;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

They - pitched in the valley of Zared - זרד נחל nachal zared . This should be translated the brook Zared, as it is in Deuteronomy 2:13, Deuteronomy 2:14. This stream has its origin in the mountains eastward of Moab, and runs from east to west, and discharges itself into the Dead Sea.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/numbers-21.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The valley of Zared - Rather, the brook or watercourse of Zared “the willow.” It is probably the present Wady Ain Franjy.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/numbers-21.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zered. Or the brook Zered, as in Deuteronomy 13:14 that is near it: this seems to be the same station with Dibongad, Numbers 33:45, and which, according to the above writer, was sixteen miles from Ijeabarim.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/numbers-21.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

pitched in the valley — literally, the “woody brook-valley” of Zared (Deuteronomy 2:13; Isaiah 15:7; Amos 6:14). This torrent rises among the mountains to the east of Moab, and flowing west, empties itself into the Dead Sea. Ije-Abarim is supposed to have been its ford [Calmet].

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/numbers-21.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.

The valley of Zared — Or rather, by the brook of Zared, which ran into the dead sea.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/numbers-21.html. 1765.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Or rather, by the torrent or brook of Zared, as we render it, Deuteronomy 2:13; which ran into the Dead Sea, and from which the valley also might be so called.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". 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

12.The valley of Zared — More accurately, Zered. Deuteronomy 2:13. Literally, the willow brook. It is a boundary stream between Moab and Edom, flowing into the Dead Sea, supposed to be mentioned in Isaiah 15:7. It is identified by Robinson, Palmer, and Tristram as the Wady-el-Ahsa, at the very south of the Dead Sea. From this time the trials of wilderness life may be said to have ended. Crossing streams shaded by abundant vegetation, they left Edom and the desert behind them and entered on the rich uplands of Moab. To reach a region of flowing water must have put new life into the host. Memorable, indeed, was the order of the day: “Up and cross the stream Zered.” Deuteronomy 2:13. They could now dig wells and dip their pitchers in fountains.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/numbers-21.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Zared. The Israelites passed over this torrent, 38 years after the murmur at Cades-barne, (Deuteronomy ii. 14,) when God ordered Moses not to attack the Moabites.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". "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

From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.

Pitched in the valley of Zared, [ Zaared (Hebrew #2218)] - torrent bed or Wady of Zared (woody), now Wady el-Ahsy [Septuagint, eis pharanga zared], forming the natural boundary which separates Edom (now Jelab) from the northern kingdom of Moab (now Kerak). This torrent rises among the mountains near the castle el-Ahsy, on the route of the Syrian Haj, to the east of Moab, and flowing west by a deep chasm through the high table-land (its whole course being about 35 miles), issues into the Ghor, a little southeast of the Dead Sea, opposite the salt mountain of Usdum. At this lower part of its course it bears the name of Wady el-Kurahy, and is a perennial stream; but nearer its source, where it is called Ahsy, its channel is frequently dry in summer; and it was most probably at some point on the margin of its upper current that the Israelites pitched, and where they would have little difficulty in crossing into the territory of Moab (Robinson's 'Biblical Researches,' vol. 2:, pp. 555, 556; also 'Physical Geography of Palestine,' pp. 80, 167).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/numbers-21.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.
the valley of Zared
Deuteronomy 2:13,14
the brook Zered
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 21:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/numbers-21.html.