Life in the Wilderness

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What was the nature of life in the midbar (מדבר)? Was it a completely miraculous existence or was it a typical nomadic lifestyle supplemented by the occasional miracle? Were the miracles achieved by completely supernatural methods or by harnessing the laws of nature? These questions are partially dependent on defining the general term מדבר and identifying the specific terrain of the Israelites' route:

The Term מדבר

Food Supply

Water Resources




Hashem's Miracles

Completely supernatural or using laws of nature? See Miracles.