The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleNumbers 12:16
And afterwards the people removed from Hazeroth…
seven days, where they had been so long at least; the cloud being
returned to the tabernacle, and having been taken up, which was the
signal for motion, the camps of Israel, in their order, removed and
and pitched in the wilderness of Paran;
at a place in it called
Rithmah, (Numbers 33:18) ; which, according to Bunting F13, was eight miles
from Hazeroth, near to which was another place called Kadesh, or else
this was another name of Rithmah, see (Numbers 13:3,26) ; and now the
Israelites were very near the land of promise, and from hence they sent
spies to make their observations on it, and bring a report of it; and
had it not been for their ill conduct in that affair, in all
probability would have been quickly in it, but on that account were
kept out thirty eight years longer: it was on the twenty eighth or
twenty ninth of the month Sivan the Israelites came to this place,
according to the Jewish writers F14, which month answers part of our
May and part of June.
F13 Travels… p. 82.
F14 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 8. p. 24. & Meyer. Annotat. in ib. p. 338.