Zered (Zihr´id)

The Brook, a brook that empties into the Dead Sea at its extreme southeast corner. The crossing of this stream concluded the Israelites’ desert wanderings (Num 21:12; Deut 2:13-14). Probably the modern Wadi el-Hesa, it cleaves the high eastern plateau to join the southern end of the Dead Sea. It constitutes the frontier between Moab and Edom and is perhaps the “Brook of the Willows” referred to in (Isa 15:7).

Num 21:12

12From there they set out, and camped in the Wadi Zered.

Deut 2:13-14

13“Now then, proceed to cross over the Wadi Zered.”
So we crossed over the Wadi Zered.14And the length of time we had traveled from Kadesh-barnea until we cross ... View more

Isa 15:7

7Therefore the abundance they have gained
and what they have laid up
they carry away
over the Wadi of the Willows.

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