(Hebrew: abounding in foliage; abounding in caverns)
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 (Numbers 10:12, 33).
From Kadesh, in this wilderness, spies were sent to spy the land (Numbers 13:3, 26).
Here, long afterwards, David found refuge from Saul (1 Samuel 25:1, 4).
Easton's Bible Dictionary