Mose'ra (Heb. Mose-rah', מוֹסֵרָה, prob. i.q. מאֹסֵר, a band [but the finalה is not local, as it has the tone; it is apparently fem.]; Sept. Μοσεράv.r. Μισαδαϊv), the thirty-ninth station of the Israelites in the desert, between Jaakan and Gudgodah (De 10:6); evidently at the foot of Mount Hor, since Aaron is said to have died there (comp. Nu 33:37-38). The name appears in the plur. form MOSEROTH, as an earlier station of the Israelites, in the inverse order (Nu 33:30-31). SEE EXODE. It may probably be identified with the small fountain et-Tayibeh, at the bottom of the pass er-Rubay, leading to the western ascent of Mount Hor (Robinson's Researches, 2:583). This spring in the wady is quite choked with sand, but there is fine water in the ravines higher up the hill- side, where the Bedouin pitch their tents. Schwarz is entirely astray in locating it (Palest. page 213) at Wady el-Muzeiriah, in the heart of the western desert (Robinson, 1:277). Burckhardt vaguely suggested Wady Musa, or the valley of Petra; but this has no probability. Rowlands, in Fairbairn's Dictionary, contends at length for Jebel Madurah, nearly in the middle of the desert plateau; but in this he is evidently influenced by his theory of the location of Kadesh.

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