Deuteronomy 1:19-21And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which you saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the Lord our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-Barnea. 20 And I said unto you, You are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the Lord our God doth give unto us. 21 Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
The children of Israel had left Horeb, traveled through the wilderness, being led by the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night, and had come to Kadesh-Barnea. The mountain or kingdom of the Amorites refers to the land of Canaan that lay before them. This was the land the Lord God was giving to them. Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it! … Fear not, neither be discouraged! ...more
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Everything in the Scriptures is significant; all is important, even names. It wasn't just coincidence that Jesus, who was born in Bethlehem, is called the Bread of Life, and the word Bethlehem means "house of bread." In the same manner we can look for some truth to be connected with other names. With this in mind let's take a look at the names in Book of Deuteronomy. An exposition of Deuteronomy 1-12.