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(zihn) Rocky desert area through which Israel passed en route from Egypt to Canaan (Numbers 20:1; Numbers 27:14; Numbers 33:36 ). The wilderness of Zin, stretching from Kadesh-barnea to the Dead Sea, formed part of the southern border of Canaan and later Judah (Numbers 34:3-4; Joshua 15:1 ,Joshua 15:1,15:3 ). “From the wilderness of Zin to Rehob” in Galilee encompasses almost the whole Promised Land (Numbers 13:21 ). The wilderness of Zin should be distinguished from the wilderness of Sin which embraces the western Sinai plateau. See Negeb; Palestine; Sin , Wilderness of; Wilderness .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Zin'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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