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Deserts


1. Vast barren plains. Ex 5:3; Joh 6:13.

2. Uninhabited places. Mt 14:15; Mr 6:31.

3. Described as

a. Uninhabited and lonesome. Jer 2:6.

b. Uncultivated. Nu 20:5; Jer 2:2.

c. Desolate. Eze 6:14.

d. Dry and without water. Ex 17:1; De 8:15.

e. Trackless. Isa 43:19.

f. Great and terrible. De 1:19.

g. Waste and howling. De 32:10.

4. Infested with wild beasts. Isa 13:21; Mr 1:13.

5. Infested with serpents. De 8:15.

6. Infested with robbers. Jer 3:2; La 4:19.

7. Danger of travelling in. Ex 14:3; 2Co 11:26.

8. Guides required in. Nu 10:31; De 32:10.

9. Phenomena of, alluded to

a. Mirage or deceptive appearance of water. Jer 15:18.

b. Simoom or deadly wind. 2Ki 19:7; Jer 4:11.

c. Tornadoes or whirlwinds. Isa 21:1.

d. Clouds of sand and dust. De 28:24; Jer 4:12,13.

10. Mentioned in scripture

a. Arabian or great desert. Ex 23:31.

b. Bethaven. Jos 18:12.

c. Beersheba. Ge 21:14; 1Ki 19:3,4.

d. Damascus. 1Ki 19:15.

e. Edom. 2Ki 3:8.

f. Engedi. 1Sa 24:1.

g. Gibeon. 2Sa 2:24.

h. Judea. Mt 3:1.

i. Jeruel. 2Ch 20:16.

j. Kedemoth. De 2:26.

k. Kadesh. Ps 29:8.

l. Maon. 1Sa 23:24,25.

m. Paran. Ge 21:21; Nu 10:12.

n. Shur. Ge 16:7.

o. Sin. Ex 16:1.

p. Sinai. Ex 19:1,2; Nu 33:16.

q. Ziph. 1Sa 23:14,15.

r. Zin. Nu 20:1; 27:14.

s. Of the Red Sea. Ex 13:18.

t. Near Gaza. Ac 8:26.

11. Heath often found in. Jer 17:6.

12. Parts of, afforded pasture. Ge 36:24; Ex 3:1.

13. Inhabited by wandering tribes. Ge 21:20,21; Ps 72:9; Jer 25:24.

14. The persecuted fled to. 1Sa 23:14; Heb 11:38.

15. The disaffected fled to. 1Sa 22:2; Ac 21:38.

16. Illustrative of

a. Barrenness. Ps 106:9; 107:33,35.

b. Those deprived of blessings. Ho 2:3.

c. The world. Song 3:6; 8:5.

d. The Gentiles. Isa 35:1,6; 41:19.

e. What affords no support. Jer 2:31.

f. Desolation by armies. Jer 12:10-13; 50:12.