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Sin, Wilderness of (sĭn). A region between Elim and Rephidim. Exodus 16:1; Exodus 17:1; Numbers 33:11-12. Here the Israelites were first fed with manna and quails. The wilderness extends 25 miles along the east shore of the Red Sea, from Wâdy Taiyibeh to Wâdy Feiran; it is now called the plain of el-Markha. It is barren, but has a little vegetation.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Sin'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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