El-paran

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El-paran

(ĕlpā`răn), the same as ParanParan
, desert, the eastern region of the Sinai peninsula. In accounts in the Bible, Ishmael settled there. It was also the Israelites' first resting place after their stay at Sinai, and the refuge of David when Samuel died.
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Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights before bringing to the Israelites the Tablets containing the 10 Commandments (Exodus 24:18); the flood rains kept rising for 40 days (Genesis 7:17); and 12 Israelite leaders sent by Moses from the Desert of Paran to explore Canaan returned aft er 40 days (Numbers 13:1-25)