Wildernesses of the Bible 

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Wilderness of Egypt

Wilderness of Shur

Wilderness of Sin

Wilderness of Sinai

Wilderness of Paran

Wilderness of Zin


"So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba." Genesis 21:14

"From there they journeyed and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites." Numbers 21:13

"They journeyed from before Hahiroth and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness; and they went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham and camped at Marah." Numbers 33:8

"The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh." Psalm 29:8

""So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying," Deuteronomy 2:26

"Their border on the north side was from the Jordan, then the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the hill country westward, and it ended at the wilderness of Beth-aven." Joshua 18:12

"David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand." 1 Samuel 23:14

"Then they arose and went to Ziph before Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon." 1 Samuel 23:24

" Now when Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, saying, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi."" 1 Samuel 24:1

"But Joab and Abishai pursued Abner, and when the sun was going down, they came to the hill of Ammah, which is in front of Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon." 2 Samuel 2:24

"The Lord said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus, and when you have arrived, you shall anoint Hazael king over Aram;" 1 Kings 19:15

"He said, "Which way shall we go up?" And he answered, "The way of the wilderness of Edom."" 2 Kings 3:8

"'Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel." 2 Chronicles 20:16

" They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the Lord your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed."" 2 Chronicles 20:20

" The oracle concerning the wilderness of the sea. As windstorms in the Negev sweep on, It comes from the wilderness, from a terrifying land." Isaiah 21:1

""As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you," declares the Lord God." Ezekiel 20:36

" Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying," Matthew 3:1

""After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning thorn bush." Acts 7:30


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