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  Encouragement for faith
At Rephidim, the people expected to die of thirst, but Moses said they were testing the Lord, which is defined as not believing that the Lord was present with them (Exodus 17:1-7).
At times it seems to us that the Lord has likewise led us to a sort of spiritual Rephidim - a place where all our internal hopes and dreams and desires, which earlier we were able to keep under control, make their way to the surface and break loose.
Rephidim was near Egypt, the place the Israelites came from.
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  Encyclopedia Entries
The city of Rephidim is dominated by a theo-bureaucracy based in the Temple, its emblem being that of the Star and Anchor.
Rephidim is the most technologically advanced of any of the known Sinai cultures (even more so than Chronotopia), largely due to the fact that magic is suppressed by approximately 75% (by most measures) here, and that technology is more reliable than down on the surface of the world.
In essence, the area around Rephidim is a permanent weather front, and its arrival as it meanders across the continent of Ai is often heralded by storms on the surface.
sinai.critter.net /encyclopedia.cgi?thread=location   (13756 words)

 Rephidim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rephidim - supports, one of the stations of the Israelites, situated in the Wady Feiran, near its junction with the Wady esh-Sheikh.
Here no water could be found for the people to drink, and in their impatience they were ready to stone Moses, as if he were the cause of their distress.
Leaving Rephidim, the Israelites advanced into the wilderness of Sinai (Ex.
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 Bible History, Old Testament: Vol II - Chapter 9
For at that moment the valley of Rephidim before them with its living springs was held by Amalek, who, as the modern Bedouin would do in similar circumstances, had gathered around their wells and palms, waiting to attack the enemy as he came up thirsty, weary, and way-worn.
For this is the region of sudden and terrific storms, when the waters pour in torrents down the granite mountains, and rush with wild roar into the wadies and valleys, carrying with them every living thing and all vegetation, uprooting palms, centuries old, and piling rocks and stones upon each other in desolate grandeur.
At present the stillness of the camp at night is often broken by the dismal howl of wolves, which in winter prowl about in search of food, while in the morning the mark of the leopard's foot shows how near danger had been.
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 Discussion: 136. Raphidim, where Israel fought against Amalek who attacked them
REPHIDIM, a stopping place of the Israelites on their way from Egypt, situated between the Wilderness of Sin and the Wilderness of Sinai (Ex.
In Rephidim the lack of water caused the people to find fault with Moses and to challenge his position of leadership.
The defeat of the Amalekites which later took place at Rephidim was effected by virtue of the force mustered by Joshua and Moses who kept his hands raised during the whole course of the battle.
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 Jesus: Our Rock and Our Rod
While the term "wilderness of Sin" seems such a fitting name for this wilderness, considering the sins of Israel during their wanderings, this is not an appropriate use of the word.
Rephidim has not been positively located, nor is even the derivation of the name agreed upon by scholars.
The location of the rock at Horeb suggests that it was at the boundary between Rephidim, the site of their trials, and Sinai, the "mount of God;" this implies an experience at the crossroads between the present permission of evil and the new law covenant of the future.
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 MountSinaiMountSaniya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
I understand that Rephidim is preserved in Serabit el Kadim, perhaps p becoming b in Arabic and the "Se-," and "-it" possibly being an Arabic prefix and sufformative ?
The "rock in Horeb" associated with Rephidim in Exodus 17:6 (Hebrew/Aramaic: Choreb) I understand to be one of the smaller elevations in the high plain bounded by the Temple, Serabit el Khadim and Ghorabi (Ghorabi possibly preserving in Arabic the Hebrew Choreb/Horeb ?).
I understand that Judeans at the Feiran Oasis (their 9th/8th century BCE pottery being found there) possibly visited the area of Serabit el Khadim and finding the Egyptian inscriptions, and shattered Proto-Sinaitic steli-form inscriptions, incorporated these elements into the Exodus story.
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 Rephidim Moses Sinai Amalekites Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Rephidim - supports, one of the stations of the Israelites, situated in theWady Feiran, near its junction with the Wady esh-Sheikh.
Here nowater could be found for the people to drink, and in theirimpatience they were ready to stone Moses, as if he were thecause of their distress.
They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.
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 Dramatis Personae
Originally a Rephidim dock-hand (who occassionally took contracts on airships to far away lands - as a way to see the world), the Temple offered him a position as a Ranger after his completion of two Temple sponsored expeditions - the latter of which being cut short due to the Rephidim/Nagai war.
Among his duties are the processing of Exiles, who must first be taught the Rephidim common language and then interrogated as to where they came from and how they came to Sinai.
One of the first stops of the Aelfin was the sky city of Rephidim where she was taken to the College Esoterica.
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 Who-What is the Beast V
One of the writings of Moses that people have not understood as being a parable is the account in which Moses struck the rock so that the people could have water found in Ex.
Rephidim means "reclining places." It comes from another word which means "a bed, by impl.
to refresh, comfort, etc. Rephidim was a type of the land of Canaan, the land of rest.
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 The Exodus Continues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This confirms the fact that Rephidim at the foot of Mt. Sinai, albeit on the western side, whereas the later encampment, where God gave the Ten Commandments and the Sanctuary was built, was on the eastern side.
EXO 19:2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
Though they were at the foot of Mt. Sinai while at Rephidim, they had a long journey to reach the camp which would become their home for almost a year.
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 Friday, May 11, 2007 - Jewish Calendar
The Children of Israel arrived at Rephidim on the 23rd of Iyar, 1313 BCE -- 38 days after their exodus from Egypt.
Rephidim was desert land and waterless, the people grumbled that they and their flocks were in danger of dying of thirst.
G-d commanded Moses to take the elders of the people to a rock which he was to hit with his staff.
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 JewishPress.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Rephidim, that was shown at the Salander- O`Reilly Galleries.
John Dubrow`s Rephidim is the artist`s response to the mass murder
Rephidim (2001-2003) Oil on canvas (53 x 70) by John Dubrow.
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 The Exodus and Rephidim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It was at Rephidim that once again the people had become very angry at Moses because of the lack of any water source in the region.
It is interesting to note that at Rephidim, the rock Moses is told to strike is stated to be "in Horeb", whereas elsewhere "Horeb" refers to the "mountain of God" (as in Exo.
Any difficulty one may have in understanding how they could be at Horeb while they were at Rephidim disappears when we again look at the map- Rephidim is on the WEST side of Mt. Sinai, while the encampment was on the EAST side.
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 Jordan Greywolf's Art Gallery - Sinai
A sword-dancing warrior of the Knights Templar of Rephidim, an NPC from SinaiMUCK.
When it was discovered that she was not actually a Savanite (a "slave race" on Sinai), she was raised and trained by the Rephidim Temple, and eventually joined the Knights Templar, attaining the highest rank of Champion of the Magenta Lance.
Alas, she was one of the many valiant warriors to die during the war between Rephidim and the Babel/Nagai Coalition.
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 LondonTown.com | Rephidim Street Guide | Rephidim Street London, SE1, England, UK | London Streets by Street
Rephidim Street is located in the borough of Southwark
The nearest underground station to Rephidim Street is 'Borough ' which is about 16 minutes to the North West.
Located within yards of two of London’s most famous landmarks, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast, this hotel is ideal for visitors doing business or attending functions in the city.
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 NETBible: Rephidim
from Rephidim, they came to the Desert of Sinai, and they camped in the desert; Israel camped there in front of the mountain.
REPHIDIM, a camping-place of Israel in the forty years of wandering, Ex.
REPHIDIM - ref'-i-dim (rephidhim, "rests"; Rhaphidin): A station in the Wanderings, between the wilderness of Sin and the wilderness of Sinai (Ex 17:1,8; 19:2; Nu 33:14).
net.bible.org /dictionary.php?word=Rephidim   (792 words)

 Crisis of Faith
Here is where he had been impatient to come, so that he could open his people's eyes to the presence in their midst of the God who had set His love upon them.
But because the people were obsessed by their own need, instead of being occupied with God's Word and Promise, they saw nothing, learned nothing, and were as blind after the event as before it.
The disappointment Moses felt that day is reflected in the fact that he changed the name of the place from 'Rephidim' (the place of faith's confirmation) to 'Massah and Meribah,' the place of impertinence and contention.
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 Parashat Beshalah
Rephidim was the last in the series of murmurings reported in this sidra.
According to this interpretation, the thirst alluded to in verse 2, is not to be regarded as a further stage in the aggravation of their feeling of thirst.
So it is stated: “They encamped in Rephidim but there was not water for the people to drink”.
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 Hold and be Held
Their fault, at Rephidim, as we have seen, was that they had no eyes for God in their midst; they had eyes only for their threatening circumstances.
Moses even changed the name of the place from Rephidim (which means supports) to Massah and Meribah (meaning impertinence and contention).
It was here at Rephidim, way back at the beginning of the venture when Moses met God in the burning bush, that it had first been given significance.
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 Clarke's Commentary - Exodus 17
The Israelites journey from the wilderness of Sin to Rephidim, 1, where they murmur for lack of water, 2, 3.
Moses asks counsel of God, 4, who commands him to take his rod and smite the rock, 5, and promises that water should proceed from it for the people to drink, 6.
12-14; it is said, that when the Israelites came from Sin they encamped in Dophkah, and next in Alush, after which they came to Rephidim.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - REPHIDIM:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
xxi., the place where this occured is not Rephidim, but Kadesh.
Modern research (Ebers, Leprius, and others) places it in the northwestern part of the Wadi Firan.
179), Rephidim is in the narrow gorge of Al-Waṭiyyah in the great Wady al-Shaikh.
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 Weakened Humility
We are distinctly told that it was according to the Lord’s directive that the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin and pitched in Rephidim.
It was for that reason Paul gloried in his infirmities; finding in them perpetual reminders of his weakness that kept him low enough for God to choose him as the platform for the putting for of His might.
This is probably the reason God brought Moses to Rephidim; to counteract and check all uprisings of self-sufficiency; to teach him the narrow limits of his resources and ability.
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 Judaism for Beginners | Lessons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
They had departed from Rephidim and had arrived in the Sinai Desert, camping in the wilderness." (Exodus 19:1-2)
Rephidim is the place where the Jews were attacked by Amalek (Exodus 17:8-16).
"This verse declares that they came to Rephidim with the preparation for Sinai, because the episode of Amalek was essential as a preface to receiving the Torah.
www.ny-bridge.com /judaism/lesson17.html   (1727 words)

 Commitment Takes Trust ... and Obedience
They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.
They are almost ready to stone me." The Lord said to Moses, "Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.
The Exodus narrative says that they had come to Rephidim from the wilderness of Sin, between Sinai, and the oasis at Elim where there were twelve springs.
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 Three Barriers to Healing
As we contemplate how the Lord moved among the Israelites at Rephidim, their experience highlights three barriers to God's working among us.
These were the conditions that the children of Israel faced as they reached Rephidim after the long trek across the wilderness.
They had come into the desert after a miraculous liberation from slavery at the hands of Pharaoh and had crossed the sea on dry land and seen and followed the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night.
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The Israelites had scarcely passed the Red sea, when the Amelikites attacked them in the desert of Rephidim, and slew those who, through fatigue or weakness, lagged behind; and for this unprovoked assault on the people of God, the doom of extermination was passed upon them, Exodus 17:8-16.
They came again into conflict with a part of the Israelites on the border of the promised land, Numbers 14:45; and after 400 years, Saul attacked and destroyed them at the command of the Lord, 1 Samuel 15:1-35.
The Amalekites first came in contact with the Israelites at Rephidim, but were signally defeated.
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They journeyed from Rephidim and arrived at the Sinai Desert and encamped in the desert; and Israel encamped there, opposite the mountain.
Rephidim was the place, in the previous parshah, where the Jewish people complained about a lack of water, and were then subsequently attacked by Amalek, the anti-thesis of the Jewish people.
Like Shechem, Rephidim represents divisiveness, the opposite of G-d's unity, and therefore, the opposite of achdus between Jew and Jew.
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 Is this the Exodus route? - map -
The battle with the Amalekites at Rephidim doesn't fit well at all.
To quash the threat they assembled their armies and followed the Israelites to Rephidim.
It took them three months, to the day from leaving Egypt, perhaps a ten-day journey from Rephidim, to arrive at the foot of Mt. Sinai.
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 For Every Jew.
They journeyed from Rephidim and arrived at the wilderness of Sinai and encamped in the wilderness and Israel encamped there, opposite the mountain.
But this is repeated to liken the Israelites' journey from Rephidim to their coming to the wilderness of Sinai (by juxtaposing the two events).
Just as their coming to the wilderness of Sinai was in a state of repentance, so, too, their journey from Rephidim was in a state of repentance.
www.foreveryjew.com /chumash/shemot19-1-6.html   (839 words)

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