Tuesday, 29 May 2007
The Wilderness of Sin
I have always thought that the wilderness of Sin was so called because of Israel's rebellion. However, I was prompted to check the Hebrew when reading Exodus 16 this afternoon and I was gob smacked. The word 'Sin' in Exodus 16.2 doesn't seem to be any of the Hebrew words for sin, but the English seems to have transliterated a place name - סִין. Have I missed something today, or have I been missing something for a long time?