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ma'-ra, mar'-a (marah, "bitter"):
The first camp of the Israelites after the passage of the Red Sea (Exodus 15:23; Numbers 33:8). The name is derived from the bitterness of the brackish water. Moses cast a tree into the waters which were thus made sweet (Exodus 15:23).
See WANDERINGS OF ISRAEL.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MARAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T5791>. 1915.