abounding in foliage, or abounding in caverns, (Gen. 21:21), a desert tract forming the north-eastern division of the peninsula of Sinai, lying between the 'Arabah on the east and the wilderness of Shur on the west. It is intersected in a north-western direction by the Wady el-'Arish. It bears the modern name of Badiet et-Tih, i.e., "the desert of the wanderings." This district, through which the children of Israel wandered, lay three days' march from Sinai (Num. 10:12, 33). From Kadesh, in this wilderness, spies (q.v.) were sent to spy the land (13:3, 26). Here, long afterwards, David found refuge from Saul (1 Sam. 25:1, 4).
Several species of monkeys inhabit the forests from the paran to the Bolivian frontier.
It was thought that we must be near the junction of the Uchingay and the paran.
The lower stretch of the Uruguay holds an obstacle to navigation that is unknown in the corresponding waters of the paran.
The paran, Paraguay, and Uruguay are valuable for internal navigation.
He revived, and afterward settled in the wilderness of paran with his mother, and probably maintained her by the use of the bow.
The first reduction was begun in 1609, in the province of Guayar, approximately the present Brazilian territory of paran.
Coffee naturally occupies first place, and is grown wherever frosts are not severe from the Amazon south to paran.
And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of paran.
After this, the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of paran.
About seventy-four per cent of it would represent the flow of the paran, and twenty-six per cent that of the Uruguay River.