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Between Rameses And The Sea

Succoth, from the Hebrew word meaning booths, or huts, was the first place that the Israelites camped after the Exodus. The precise location of Succoth is uncertain, other than it was situated east of Rameses and west of the sea that the Israelites miraculously crossed.

From Rameses to Succoth, at the beginning of the wilderness journey:


"And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle."

'And they baked unleavened cakes [see Unleavened Bread] of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual. Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of The Lord went out from the land of Egypt." (Exodus 12:37-41 KJV)

Succoth was located before the Israelites got to the sea:

"And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. And The Lord [see YHVH, Adonai, Jehovah, LORD] went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people."

"And The Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea." (Exodus 13:20-14:2 KJV)

Fact Finder: How was the Israelites' crossing of the sea a form of baptism?
See Old Testament Baptisms, also The Origin of Baptism

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