Kib'roth-Hatta'ivah Heb. Kibroth'-hat-Taivah', קַברוֹת הִתִּאֲוָה, graves of the longing; Sept. Μνήματα τῆς ἐπιθυμίας, Vulg. Sepulchra concupiscence), the fifteenth station of the Israelites in the desert of Sinai, between Taberah and Hazeroth, so called from being the burial-place of the multitudes that died from gorging themselves with the preternatural supply of quail-flesh (Nu 11:34-35; Nu 33:16-17; De 9:22; comp. Ps 78:30-31; 1Co 10:6). From the omission of Taberah in the list at Nu 33:16, and the absence of any statement of removal in Numbers 11, it has been by some inferred that Taberah and Kibrothhattaavah were but different names for the same place; but in De 9:22 they are clearly distinguished, although they apparently lay not far apart. Kibrothhattaavah was probably situated in wady AMurrah, not far N.E. from Sinai (Robinson, Res. i, 221 sq.), corresponding in position to the Erweis el-Eberig, where Palmer has found traces of an ancient encampment (Desert of the Exodus, p. 212 sq.). Schwarz's identification (Palestiune, p. 213) with Ain esh-Shehabeh, in the interior of the desert (Robinson, i, 264), is far astray. SEE EXODE.

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