Exodus 12:37

Hebrew Bible

36 The Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, and they gave them whatever they wanted, and so they plundered Egypt. 37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth. There were about 600,000 men on foot, plus their dependents. 38 A mixed multitude also went up with them, and flocks and herds—a very large number of cattle.

Numbers 33:5

Hebrew Bible

4 Now the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the Lord had killed among them; the Lord also executed judgments on their gods. 5 The Israelites traveled from Rameses and camped in Sukkoth. 6 They traveled from Sukkoth, and camped in Etham, which is on the edge of the desert.

 Notes and References

"... The Redactor used the “And Israel traveled . . ." formula from the itinerary list in Numbers 33 to organize the episodes of the wilderness travels, just as he had used the “These are the records” formula from the Book of Records to organize the episodes of the patriarchal age. The notice here that “the children of Israel traveled from Rameses to Succoth” is the first use of this formula as an organizing heading. See Numbers 33:5 ..."

Friedman, Richard Elliott The Bible with Sources Revealed: A New View Into the Five Books of Moses (p. 140) Harper San Francisco, 2005

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